The decision on admissibility in the case Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Czech Republic, Complaint No. 96/2013 is now public

Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Czech Republic, Complaint No. 96/2013

[12/07/2013] The complaint was registered on 4 February 2013.

The complainant organisation alleges that the lack of explicit prohibition of corporal punishment in the family, in all forms of alternative care and in schools violates Article 17 (the right of mothers and children to social and economic protection) of the European Social Charter. In addition APPROACH claims that the Czech Republic has not acted with due diligence to eliminate such violent punishment of children 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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