The decision on admissibility in the case Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. France, Complaint No. 92/2013 is now public

Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. France, Complaint No. 92/2013

[17/07/2013] The complaint was registered on 4 February 2013.

The complainant organisation alleges that France does not comply with its obligations under Article 17 (the right of mothers and children to social and economic protection) of the European Social Charter because of the lack of explicit and effective prohibition of all corporal punishment of children, in the family, schools and other settings, and because France has failed to act with due diligence to eliminate such punishment in practice.

 On 2 July 2013 the European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible.

Decision on admissibility Collective Complaints website


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