The European Social Charter
25 Jan 2022 15:20:00strasbourg 25/01/2022
The complaint was registered on 17 December 2021. It relates to Articles 11 (the right to...
25 Jan 2022 10:46:00
How can National Human Rights Institutions and Equality Bodies engage with the European Committee of Social RightsStrasbourg, France 02/02/2022
What role for national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and national equality bodies (NEBs) in...
24 Jan 2022 09:35:00Strasbourg, France 24-28/01/2022
The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its first session for 2022 from 24 to 28...
15 Dec 2021 12:00:00Strasbourg 15/12/2021
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 324th session (6-10 December 2021):...
13 Dec 2021 11:40:00
143rd meeting of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social SecurityStrasbourg, France 13-17/12/2021
The Governmental Committee* of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social...
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 European Social Charter celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021. It was opened for signature in Turin on 18 October 1961. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening for signature of the revised European Social Charter. On this occasion, the Council of Europe will hold a...
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...