The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits in International Federation of Associations of the Elderly (FIAPA) v. France, Complaint No. 162/2018 became public on 12 May 2021.
In its complaint, FIAPA alleged that Article L4125-8 of the Code of Public Health, which was introduced by Ordinance No. 2017-192 of 16 February 2017 and sets the age limit at 71 years at which the candidates can run for election to the councils of the orders of health professionals was contrary to Articles 5 and 23 and Article E read in conjunction with each of these provisions of the Charter.
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted its decision on the merits on 10 December 2020.
In its decision on the merits, the Committee concluded:
- unanimously that there is no violation of Article 23 of the Charter.
- unanimously that there is no violation of Article E in conjunction with Article 5 of the Charter.