European Social Charter

The decision on admissibility in the case European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) v. France, Complaint no. 64/2011, is public

[26/05/2011] The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) has lodged a complaint against France, registered on 28 January 2011,  in which it claimed that the French Government continues to forcibly evict Roma without providing suitable alternative accommodation. It was 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.

The European Committee of Social Rights declared the case admissible on 10 May 2011.  

Complaint No. 64/2011
Decision on admissibility