complaint lodged against Finland by the Association of Care Giving Relatives and Friends
is declared admissible
Association of Care Giving Relatives and Friends v. Finland, Complaint No. 71/2011
The decision on the admissibility of the
European Committee of Social Rights in the complaint Association of Care Giving Relatives and Friends v. Finland, No. 71/2011
is now public
Complaint No. 71/2011 was registered on 6 July 2011.
The decision on admissibility was adopted on 7 December 2011.
The complaint 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.
Decision on admissibility