European Committee of Social Rights: World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) v. Greece

The complaint, lodged on 28 July 2003, relates to Article 17 (the right of mothers and children to social and economic protection) of the European Social Charter. It is alleged that Greek law has not effectively prohibited corporal punishment of children, nor has it prohibited other forms of degrading punishment or treatment of children and provided adequate sanctions in penal or civil law.

The European Committee of Social Rights declared the complaint admissible on 9 December 2003.

The European Committee of Social Rights concluded that there was a violation of Article 17 and transmitted its report containing its decision on the merits of the complaint to the Parties and to the Committee of Ministers on 26 January 2005.

The Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution ResChS(2005)12 on 8 June 2005.
 Decision on admissibility of the Complaint 17/2003

 Decision on the merits of the Complaint 17/2003

 Resolution ResChS(2005)12 of the Committee of Ministers on 8 June 2005

 Findings of the European Committee of Social Rights on the follow-up of the Complaint