The European Social Charter
28 Sep 2021 09:38:00
European Social Charter 60th anniversary and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of EuropeMoscow, Russian Federation 29/09/2021
As part of the events to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter, a Round table...
23 Sep 2021 08:11:00Strasbourg, France 27/09/2021
How can we combat ageism and ensure active social citizenship for older persons? How can we...
23 Sep 2021 08:00:00Tbilisi, Georgia 23/09/2021
On 23 September, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia launched a new Project, “Strengthening...
17 Sep 2021 13:04:00Strasbourg, France 17/09/2021
How are equality and non-discrimination guaranteed by the European Social Charter? On the...
15 Sep 2021 21:48:00Rome, Italy 6 October 2021
The University of Roma Tre (Department of Law, Roma Tre International Centre for Research...
The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty that guarantees fundamental social and economic rights as a counterpart to the European Convention on Human Rights, which refers to civil and political rights. It guarantees a broad range of everyday human rights related to employment, housing, health, education, social protection and welfare.
The Charter lays specific emphasis on the protection of vulnerable persons such as elderly people, children, people with disabilities and migrants. It requires that enjoyment of the abovementioned rights be guaranteed without discrimination.
No other legal instrument at pan-European level can provide such an extensive and complete protection of social rights as that provided by the Charter, which also serves as a point of reference in European Union law; most of the social rights in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights are based on the relevant articles of the Charter.
The Charter is therefore seen as the Social Constitution of Europe and represents an essential component of the continent’s human rights architecture.
The 7th edition of the Collected texts provides an updated account of all of the relevant instruments of the Charter, and the functioning of the various bodies which participate in the monitoring procedures.
The University of Roma Tre (Department of Law, Roma Tre International Centre for Research "Diritto e Globalizzazione") together with the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, and with the support of the Department of the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe, are organising...
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has established criteria for equal pay and equal opportunities for women in employment. The ECSR emphasises the need to recognise the right to equal pay in national legislation, the right to an adequate and effective remedy in case of alleged wage...