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No. 90/2013 Conference of European Churches (CEC) v. The Netherlands

The complaint was registered on 17 January 2013. The complainant organisation, the Conference of European Churches, alleges that the Dutch government has failed to fulfil its obligations under the European Social Charter to respect the rights of undocumented adults to food, clothing and shelter. The complainant organisation alleges that law and practice in the Netherlands is not in conformity with Article 13 § 4 (the right to social and medical assistance – specific emergency assistance for non-residents) and Article 31 § 2 (the right to housing – reduction of homelessness).

The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 1 July 2013.

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted a decision on immediate measures on 25 October 2013.

The European Committee of Social Rights concluded that there was a violation of Articles 13§4 and 31§2 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 9 July 2014.

The Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution Res/CM ChS (2015)5 on 15 April 2015.

 Decision on admissibility of Complaint 90/2013

 Decision on immediated measures of Complaint 90/2013

 Decision on the merits of the Complaint 90/2013

 Resolution ResChS(2015)1 of the Committee of Ministers on 15 April 2015

 Findings of the European Committee of Social Rights on the follow-up of the Complaint


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