The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Associazione sindacale « La Voce dei Giusti » v. Italy (No. 105/2014) became public on 15 March 2017.
In this case, La Voce dei Giusti alleged that Italian legislation determining the requirements for obtaining a specialisation in support teaching for pupils with disabilities, prevents teachers of the third category on aptitude lists from having free access to the relevant training courses, which is in violation of Article 10 and of Article E in conjunction with Article 10 of the European Social Charter.
In its decision the Committee concluded:
- Unanimously that there is a violation of Article E in conjunction with Article 10§3 a) and b) of the Charter on the ground that there is a situation of indirect discrimination with regard to access to specialist training in support teaching against teachers of the third category on aptitude lists.