European Social Charter

The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) lodges a complaint against France

[18/02/2011] The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) has lodged a complaint against France, which was registered on 28 January 2011 as Complaint No. 64/2011.

The complainant organisation claims that the French Government continues to forcibly evict Roma without providing suitable alternative accommodation. It is also alleged that the Roma in France continue to suffer discrimination in access to housing.

ERTF alleges that the situation in France is not in conformity with Articles 16 (right of the family to social, legal and economic protection), 198 (guarantees concerning expulsion), 30 (right to protection against poverty and social exclusion) and 31 (right to housing) of the Revised European Social Charter, read alone or in conjunction with the non discrimination clause in Article E.

Complaint No. 64/2011