307th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

Strasbourg, France 1-5/07/2019
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307th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

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 Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland and Ambassador Jean-Baptiste Mattei, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe. They will exchange on the current situation of social rights in Europe.

In the course of this session, the Committee will hold an exchange of views with the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip ALSTON.

Moreover, the European Committee of Social Rights will examine the national reports for Conclusions XXI-4 (2019) of the 1961 Charter as regards Poland and Germany and for Conclusions 2019 of the Charter as regards Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malta, Romania and Slovak Republic with respect to the thematic group 4 “Children, family and migrants”.

The Committee will also examine several pending collective complaints and will take stock of the situation related to the procedure provided for by Article 22 of the 1961 European Social Charter on “non-accepted provisions”.

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