ARTICLE 16: THE RIGHT OF THE FAMILY TO SOCIAL, LEGAL AND ECONOMIC PROTECTION
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This chapter deals with article 16 of the Revised European Social Charter, which is the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection. This right is formulated in a very generic way which led to a considerable body of case law by the European Committee of Social Rights. Given the wording of the article (social protection, legal protection, and economic protection), it has interpreted art. 16 in consideration of, inter alia, the following aspects: family benefits, including housing; childcare facilities; parental rights; counselling services; and domestic violence.

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