European Social Charter

The European Social Charter: the next 10 years
Seminar to mark the tenth anniversary of the European Social Charter (revised)

3 May 2006, Strasbourg, Palais de l'Europe

Programme of the 10th anniversary
List of participants
Bernard Marquet Chair: Mr Bernard Marquet, President of the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee, Parliamentary Assembly
Mrs Jane Dinsdale Moderator:  Mrs Jane Dinsdale, Director General ad interim, Directorate General of Human Rights
The Social Charter's implementation in the member States
Ms Christina Zorlin a. The role of the executive and the legislature

Ms Christina Zorlin, Director
Directorate for Sectorial Operational Programme for Human Resources Development, Ministry of Labour,
Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Martin Scheinin b. The role of the judiciary

Professor Martin Scheinin
Professor of constitutional and international law, Institute for Human Rights, Abo Akademie University, Finland


Ceremony, Foyer of the Committee of Ministers
Address delivered at the commemoration ceremony of the 10 anniversary of the Revised Charter, Foyer of the Committee of Ministers Address by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, Mr Gheorghe Magheru, Permanent Representative of Romania (French only)
Mr Marcel Glesener Address by Mr Marcel Glesener, Chair of the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee
Terry Davis Address by Mr Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe


Mr Jean-Michel Belorgey Address by Mr Jean Michel Belorgey, President of the European Committee of Social Rights
Vojtech Tkac Chair: Mr Vojtech Tkac, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly
Philippe Boillat Moderator: Mr Philippe BOILLAT, Director, Directorate General of Human Rights 
The Social Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights
Prof. Jean-François Akandji-Kombe Introductory report

Professor Jean-François Akandji-Kombe
Director, Master Programme on Fundamental Rights
Caën University, France

The Social Charter and the European Union
Olivier de Schutter Introductory report (French only)

Professor Olivier de Schutter
Louvain Catholic University, Belgium
Closing session
 Mr Colm O'Cinneide General Report

Mr Colm O'Cinneide
University College, London
United Kingdom