International Association Autism-Europe (IAAE) v. France
European Committee of Social Rights
4 November 2003
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.
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