European Social Charter

European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) lodges a complaint against The Netherlands

European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) v. The Netherlands, Complaint No. 86/2012

[18/09/2012] The European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) has lodged a complaint against The Netherlands, registered as Complaint No. 86/2012.

The complaint was registered on 4 July 2012. The complainant organisation alleges that The Netherlands' legislation, policy and practice regarding sheltering the homeless is not in compatible with the following provisions of the Charter:

- the right to social and medical assistance (Article 13),
- the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection (Article 16), 
- the right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection (Article 17), 
- the right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance (Article 19), 
- the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion (Article 30), and,
- the right to housing (Article 31),
taken alone or in conjunction with Article E of the European Social Charter.

Complaint No. 86/2012
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