Back No. 198/2021 Norwegian Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMB Norge) v. Norway
The complaint was registered on 26 March 2021. It concerns Article 24 (the right to protection in case of dismissal) of the revised European Social Charter. SMB Norge alleges that , in dimissal cases before Norwegian courts, the parties themselves nominate and decide on which lay judges to sit on the matter. SMB Norge alleges that this practice thereby weakens the independence of the court and more specifically as regards the requirement of an "impartial body", in breach of the abovementioned provision of the Charter.
The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 8 September 2021.