The decision on admissibility and the merits in the case Comité européen d'action spécialisée pour l'Enfant et la Famille dans leur milieu de vie (EUROCEF) v. France is now public

Comité européen d'action spécialisée pour l'Enfant et la Famille dans leur milieu de vie (EUROCEF) v. France, Complaint No. 82/2012

[12/07/2013] The complaint was registered on 4 April 2012. It concerns the suspension of family allowances in cases of truancy, in application of the laws of 28 September 2010 and 24 March 2011.

The complainant organisation alleges that France does not comply with its obligations under Articles 16 (right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection for the family) and 30 (right to protection against poverty and social exclusion), taken alone or in combination with Article E (non discrimination) of the European Social Charter (Revised).

In the instant case the Committee notes that the contested measures have been repealed by Act No. 2013-108 of 31 January, and for these reasons it

- unanimously declares the complaint admissible;
- by 9 votes to 2, concludes that there is no violation of Article 16 of the Charter because of the abrogation of the law.
- unanimously, concludes that it is not necessary to examine the allegations of a breach of Article E of the Charter read in conjunction with Article 16;
- unanimously, concludes that there is no violation of Article 30 of the Charter;
- unanimously, concludes that no separate issue arises under Article E read in conjunction with Article 30.

The decision became public upon the adoption of Resolution Res CM/ChS 14 of the Committee of Ministers on 10 July 2013.

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