The European Social Charter
16 Jun 2021 18:35:00Strasbourg, France 17-18/06/2021
The seminar “Social Cohesion: A New Horizon for 21st Century Europe”, organised by the European...
15 Jun 2021 15:48:00
Civil society organisations are invited to submit additional information to the ECSR on health, social security and social protection by 30 June 2021Strasbourg, France 11/02/2021
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) invites trade unions, employers’ organisations,...
09 Jun 2021 14:52:00Strasbourg 9/06/2021
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) adopted amendments to its Rules during its 320th...
02 Jun 2021 10:44:00Strasbourg 02/06/2021
European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) v. Portugal, Complaint...
17 May 2021 17:00:00Strasbourg, France 17/05/2021
The European Committee of Social Rights today held an exchange of views with the Council of...
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...