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Roma eviction, “aggravated” violation of the European Social Charter

10/11/2011

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The Committee of Ministers took note, on 9 November, of the report including the decision of the European Committee of Social Rights taken on 28 June 2011 and decided to make it public immediately. In its Resolution, the Committee of Ministers invited France to report at a forthcoming meeting on the measures taken or foreseen in order to deal with the situation described in the complaint and to report on co-operation with other countries concerned.

The European Committee of Social Rights had concluded unanimously, in its decision on the merits, that the forced evictions of Roma of Romanian and Bulgarian origin in the summer 2010 constituted a violation of Article E (non discrimination) taken in conjunction with Article 31§2 (Right to housing – Reduction of homelessness)and that the de facto collective expulsion of Roma of Bulgarian and Romanian origin from France during the summer 2010 constituted a violation of Article E (non discrimination) taken in conjunction with Article 19§8 (guarantees concerning deportation).

 

 
 
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