The decision on admissibility in the case Association for the
Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Italy, Complaint No.
94/2013 is now public
Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Italy, Complaint No. 94/2013
registered on 4 February 2013.
The complainant organisation alleges that many children in Italy are still suffering corporal punishment, and violent punishment of children is still culturally and socially accepted. APPROACH complains of the failure of Italy to adopt the necessary legislation and its lack of diligence to eliminate violent punishment of children in practice in violation of Article 17 (the right of mothers and children to social and economic protection) of the European Social Charter.
On 2 July 2013 the European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible.