The organisations ask the Spanish State to comply with the demand of the European Committee of Social Rights to immediately reinstate the energy supply to Cañada Real.
The Civic Platform Light for Cañada Real and the five organisations who have signed the petition celebrate the adoption of the precautionary measures and the granting of the collective complaint, the first of its kind against Spain.
Madrid, 28 October 2022. The European Committee of Social Rights, a body of the Council of Europe, has asked Spain to adopt immediate measures to guarantee adequate access to electricity and heating in Cañada Real (Madrid), accepting the petition drafted by the neighbours of Cañada Real as well as national and international Human Rights organisations.
The Plataforma Cívica Luz para la Cañada Real (Civic Platform Light for Cañada Real) and the organisations who lodged the complaint – Defence for Children International (DCI), the European Federation of National Organisations Working with People Experiencing Homelessness (FEANTSA), Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés (MEDEL), Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras y Movimiento Internacional ATD Cuarto Mundo – as well as Gentium, who coordinated the judicial complaint, celebrate the decision taken by the European Committee of Social Rights and strengthen their commitment to continue demanding that the Spanish State guarantees the respect of the rights of the European Social Charter.
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