Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 307th session

10/07/2019 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 307th session (1-5 July 2019): The decision on admissibility in the case Unione sindacale di base (USB) v. Italy, Complaint No. 170/2018 The complaint registered on 9 August 2018 relates to Articles 1 (the right to work), 4 (the right to...

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Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: Civil and political rights can be significantly undermined if social and economic rights are not respected

02/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views with Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on 2 July 2019 in Strasbourg. The meeting provided an opportunity for the Committee to learn more about the recent work carried out...

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20th anniversary Revised European Social Charter entry into force

01/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

“Increased inequality is a major challenge for Europe and social rights’ protection across the Continent should be a top priority. I call on our member states for more commitment to the Social Charter”, highlighted Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, on the 20th anniversary of the Revised Social...

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307th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

1-5/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

On the 20th anniversary of entry into force of the Revised European Social Charter, the European Committee of Social Rights begins its 307th session (from 1 to 5 July 2019) in Strasbourg. To mark the occasion, on 1 July the President of the Committee, Professor Giuseppe Palmisano, will meet the...

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Meeting of the Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe (MISSCEO) network

27/06/2019 Strasbourg, France

The 21st meeting of the Mutual Information System on Social Protection of the Council of Europe (MISSCEO) network took place on 27 June 2019 in Strasbourg. The network, which brings together 12 Member States of the Council of Europe, is complementary to the European Union’s MISSOC network. During...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 306th session

20/06/2019 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 306th session (20-24 May 2019): The decision on admissibility and on immediate measures in the case International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and European Council for Refugees and exiles (ECRE) v. Greece , Complaint No. 173/2018. The...

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The decision on the merits of the complaint Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) v. Italy, No. 140/2016, is now public

07/06/2019 Strasbourg

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) v. Italy (No. 140/2016) became public on 7 June 2019. In its complaint CGIL alleged that members of the Guardia di Finanza do not enjoy trade union rights, in...

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New complaint registered concerning Ireland

05/06/2019 Strasbourg

Association of Secondary Teachers lreland (ASTI) v. Ireland, Complaint No. 180/2019 The complaint was registered on 26 April 2019. It concerns Article 5 (the right to organise) of the Revised European Social Charter. The Association of Secondary Teachers lreland (ASTI) alleges that the situation...

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New complaint registered concerning Portugal

05/06/2019 Strasbourg

Associação Sindical dos Profissionais da Polícia (ASPP/PSP) v. Portugal, Complaint No. 179/2019 (French only - original in Portuguese) The complaint was registered on 23 April 2019. It concerns Articles 5 (the right to organise) and 28 (the right of workers' representatives to protection in the...

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New complaints registered concerning France

29/05/2019 Strasbourg

Syndicat CFDT général des transports et de l’environnement de l'Aube v. France, Complaint No. 181/2019 (French only - translation in progress) Syndicat CFDT de la Métallurgie de la Meuse v. France, Complaint No. 182/2019 (French only - translation in progress) Syndicat CGT YTO France v. France,...

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