The European Committee of Social Rights transmitted, in the framework of the reporting procedure, the questions to States Parties of the Revised European Social Charter and the 1961 Charter relating to the provisions belonging to the thematic group 4 “children, families and migrants”. The following provisions are concerned:
- the right of children and young persons to protection (Article 7);
- the right of employed women to protection of maternity (Article 8);
- the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection (Article 16);
- the right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection (Article 17);
- the right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance (Article 19);
- the right of workers with family responsibilities to equal opportunity and treatment (Article 27)
- the right to housing (Article 31).
States having accepted the collective complaints procedure from Group A are invited to submit a simplified report on the follow-up given in collective complaints where the ECSR has found a violation. These states are France, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland, Finland.
The European Committee of Social Rights, wishing to focus its monitoring and to alleviate the reporting burden of States, invites States Parties to limit the report to replies to specific and targeted questions for each of the above-mentioned articles of the Charter, without prejudice to responding to issues still pending from previous reporting cycles.
States parties are invited to submit their national reports by 31 December 2022. Consequently, third party organisations such as trade unions, employers’ organisations, NGOs, national human rights institutions and national equality bodies can submit additional information to the European Committee of Social Rights by 30 June 2023.
- Questions to States Parties of the Revised European Social Charter
- Questions to States Parties of the 1961 Charter
- Guide How can (I)NGOs engage with the ECSR under the monitoring procedures of the European Social Charter
- Guide How can National Human Rights Institutions and National Equality Bodies engage with the ECSR