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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 339th session

02/02/2024 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) adopted during its 339th session (22-26 January 2024): The decision on admissibility in Fédération SUD Santé Sociaux v. France, Complaint No. 226/2023 The complaint was registered on 6 June 2023. It relates to Articles 4 (right to a fair...

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What is the Committee of Social Rights

 The European Committee of Social Rights is the monitoring body of the European Social Charter. It is composed of 15 independent, impartial members which are elected by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers for a period of six years, renewable once.

What is the role of the Committee of Social Rights

 The European Committee of Social Rights rules on the conformity of the situation in States with the Charter under two complementary mechanisms: through collective complaints lodged by the social partners and governmental organisations (collective complaints procedure), and through national reports drawn up by the States Parties (reporting procedure).

 States Parties have an obligation to cooperate with the Committee and its jurisprudence (both “decisions” in complaints and “conclusions” on the basis of national reports). This obligation arises from the application of the principle of good faith to the observance of all treaty obligations. For States Parties to ignore or not take into account the Committee’s decisions and conclusions would be to fail to show good faith in implementing their Charter-based obligations.

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