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High-level Conference on European Social Charter

A high-level conference on social rights: in the context of the Italian Presidency of the European Union, and with the co-operation of the City of Turin, the Council of Europe is holding an event at the city’s Teatro Regio on 17 and 18 October focusing on the European Social Charter, an instrument which provides Europe with a true social constitution. The Charter establishes a system of legal standards which help to reduce economic and social tensions while facilitating sustainable and mutually beneficial development in the States Parties. The main aim of the conference is to bring together European policy-makers and reaffirm the importance of social rights in times of crisis. (more...)

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Council of Europe Journal

Welcome to our weekly look at news and views of people involved in issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe!

In the Journal this week:

  • Steps towards Reform in Ukraine despite the ongoing crisis
  • 10 years after Beslan – The Court hears from victims’ families
  • The Congress of Europe’s Cities and Regions elects a new President