Schuler-Zgraggen v Switzerland: ECHR 24 Jun 1993

The court considered a contributory invalidity scheme: ‘today the general rule is that Article 6(1) does apply in the field of social insurance, including even welfare assistance . . State intervention is not sufficient to establish that Article 6(1) is inapplicable; other considerations argue in favour of the applicability of Article 6(1) in the instant case. The most important of these lies in the fact that despite the public-law features pointed out by the Government, the applicant was not only affected in her relations with the administrative authorities as such but also suffered an interference with her means of subsistence; she was claiming an individual, economic right flowing from specific rules laid down in a federal statute.’


14518/89, [1993] ECHR 29


Worldlii, Bailii


European Convention on Human Rights 6


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Updated: 03 August 2022; Ref: scu.273142