Court/Judicial body: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: No. 13/2002
Date: 4 November 2003
Instrument(s) cited: European Social Charter
The collective complaint alleged that France had failed in its duty to provide sufficient educational opportunities for persons with autism. The Committee ruled that this constituted a violation of Article 15 (the rights of persons with disabilities), Article 17 (the right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection), and to Article E (non-discrimination) of the Revised European Social Charter. The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 12 December 2002. A public hearing was held on 29 September 2003. The European Committee of Social Rights concluded that there was a violation of Articles 15, 17 and E and transmitted its decision on the merits of the complaint to the Parties and to the Committee of Ministers on 7 November 2003. The Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution ResChS(2004)1 on 10 March 2004.
Link to full judgement: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/socialcharter/complaints/CC13Merits_en.pdf