No. 72/2011 International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) v. Greece
The complaint was registered on 8 July 2011. It concerns the effects of massive environmental pollution on the health of persons living near the Asopos river and in proximity to the industrial zone of Inofyta, located 50 km north of Athens. The complainant organisation alleges that the State has not taken adequate measures to eliminate or reduce these dangerous effects and to ensure the right to health protection, in violation of Article 11 (right to health) of the Social Charter.
- Case Document no. 1, Complaint registered at the Secretariat on 8 July 2011
- Case Document no. 2, Observations by the Government on the admissibility
- Case Document no. 3, Observations of FIDH in reply to the Committee's questions (French only)
- Case Document no. 4, Further submissions of the Government on the merits
The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 7 December 2011.
The European Committee of Social Rights concluded that there was a violation of Article 11 §§ 1, 2 and 3 of the Charter and transmitted its report containing its decision on the merits of the complaint to the Parties and to the Committee of Ministers on 4 February 2013.
The Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution Res ChS (2013)15 on 16 October 2013.