The European Social Charter
12 May 2021 09:59:00
The decision on the merits in International Federation of Associations of the Elderly (FIAPA) v. France, Complaint No. 162/2018, is now publicStrasbourg 12/05/2021
The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits in International Federation...
06 May 2021 17:21:00
142nd meeting of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social SecurityStrasbourg, France 10-12/05/2021
The Governmental Committee* of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social...
06 May 2021 10:40:00
Call for papers “The European Social Charter turns 60: Advancing economic and social rights across jurisdictions”Strasbourg, France 06/04/2021
The Law Department of the University of Turin is launching a call for papers “The European Social...
05 May 2021 14:49:00
ETUC adopts a Resolution on the 60th Anniversary of the European Social Charter and the 25th Anniversary of the Revised European Social CharterStrasbourg, France 05/05/2021
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a Resolution on the 60th Anniversary of the...
03 May 2021 11:06:00
60 years of the European Social Charter, 25 years of the revised Social Charter - Germany's role in the renewal processStrasbourg, France 01/05/2021
What could be the role of Germany in the renewal process of the European Social Charter? Monika...
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 Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, together with the Roma Tre Centro Internazionale di Ricerca ‘Diritto e Globalizzazione’ and with the support of the European Social Charter Department of the Council of Europe, invite you to the 1st event, organised in the framework of the...
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...