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Belgian Disability Forum

Collective complaint

An additional protocol to the Revised European Social Charter provides for the possibility of lodging a collective complaint. A collective complaint is a legal remedy before the ESRB against a violation of the Charter. Belgium has signed this protocol.

The Belgian sector for people with disabilities has twice made use of the possibility to file a collective complaint:

  • to denounce the lack of housing and care facilities for children with disabilities in serious need of care in the French Community. The ESRB has condemned Belgium for this;

De Belgische sector voor personen met een handicap heeft twee keer gebruik gemaakt van de mogelijkheid om een collectieve klacht in te dienen: