The decision on admissibility in the case Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) v. Sweden, Complaint No. 99/2013, is now public

Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) v. Sweden, Complaint No. 99/2013

[24/09/2013] The complaint was registered onregistered on 7 March 2013.

The complainant organisation alleges that Sweden, by failing to enact a comprehensive and clear legal and policy framework governing the practice of conscientious objection by healthcare providers in Sweden, by allowing conscientious objectors to be treated in a discriminatory way, and by failing to enact comprehensive and clear policy and guidelines to prevent serious incidents or deficiencies when abortion is recommended, does not comply with its obligations under Article 11 (the right to protection of health) and Article E (non- discrimination) of the European Social Charter.

On 10 September 2013 the European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible.

Decision on admissibility Collective Complaints website


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