European Social Charter

Two complaints have been lodged against Finland by the Association of Care Giving Relatives and Friends

Association of Care Giving Relatives and Friends v. Finland, Complaint No. 70/2011
Association of Care Giving Relatives and Friends v. Finland, Complaint No. 71/2011


[09/08/2011] Complaint No. 70/2011, registered on 6 July 2011, concerns the unequal financial aid allocated to family and friend caregivers in Finland, in that the amount varies according to their place of residence.

The complainant organisation invokes Article 23 (right of elderly persons to social protection) of the Revised Social Charter).

Complaint No.70/2011

Complaint No. 71/2011, registered on 6 July 2011, concerns the failure to lay down rules governing the cost of caring for the elderly in municipal nursing homes which deprives certain persons of access to these facilities

The complainant organisation alleges that by failing to lay down rules with regard to the cost of caring for the elderly in municipal nursing homes, Finland is in breach of provisions of Articles 13 (right to social and medical assistance), 14 (right to benefit from social welfare services), 16 (right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection for the family) and 23 (right of elderly persons to social protection) of the Revised Social Charter.

Complaint No.71/2011

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