Date of decision:  December 8, 2004

 

Jurisdiction: Council of Europe – European Committee of Social Rights

 

Country: Greece

 

Subject: Discrimination against Roma in Greece in the field of housing: Discriminatory legislation, residential segregation and forced evictions.

 

Legal basis: The Committee held that the insufficiency of permanent dwellings constituted a violation of Article 16 of the European Social Charter. It also held that the lack of temporary stopping facilities constituted a violation of Article 16 of the European Social Charter. Finally, it held that the forced eviction and other sanctions against Roma constituted a violation of Article 16 of the European Social Charter.

 

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Jurisdiction: 
Council of Europe - Committee of Social Rights - European Social Charter
Article 16 - The right of the family to social, legal and economic protection
Subject: 
Discrimination
Evictions
Human rights
Country: