In July 2012, FEANTSA lodged a collective complaint against The Netherlands alleging that The Netherlands' legislation, policy and practice regarding sheltering the homeless is not compatible with Articles 13 (right to social and medical assistance), 16 (right of the family to social, legal and economic protection), 17 (right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection), 19 (right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance), 30 (right to protection against poverty and social exclusion), 31 (right to housing), taken alone or in conjunction with Article E of the European Social Charter.
- Collective complaint registered on 4 July 2012
- Submission by the government on the admissbility and merits
- Decision on the merits by the European Committe on Social Rights November 2014
- Resolution by the Council of Ministers - April 2015
- Full listing of documents available at: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/socialcharter/Complaints/Complaints_en.asp