The decision on admissibility in the case Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Belgium, Complaint No. 98/2013 is now public

Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Belgium, Complaint No. 98/2013

[17/07/2013] 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, both state and private, throughout all communities in Belgium violates Article 17 (the right of mothers and children to social and economic protection) of the European Social Charter. The complaint invokes also Article 710 (Right of children and young persons to protection -special protection against physical and morals dangers) of the European Social Charter.

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

Decision on admissibility Collective Complaints website


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