Greek Bar Associations v. Greece, Complaint No. 196/2020
The complaint was registered on 28 May 2020. It concerns Articles 11 (the right to protection of health), 13 (the right to social and medical assistance), 16 (the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection),17 (the right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection), 30 (the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion), 31§2 (the right to housing) and E (non-discrimination). The complainant organisations, several Greek Bar Associations, allege that the Greek authorities, by excluding lawyers from social support given to all “non-scientist” self-employed who were recognized as “affected” by the Covid-19 pandemic or providing inferior and inadequate social protection to them than to all other affected professional groups, has deprived lawyers of their right to work, to work in a safe environment, to the protection of their health, to social security, to social assistance, to benefit from social welfare services, to social, legal, and economic protection for their families, to social, legal, and economic protection for their children, and their right to housing in breach of the abovementioned provisions of the Charter.