The European Social Charter
25 Nov 2020 08:56:00
Respect for and promotion of social rights is essential in attaining sustainable democracy in UkraineKyiv, Ukraine 25/11/2020
"In the Ukrainian context we can clearly see how the adjudication of social and economic rights...
24 Nov 2020 09:18:00
Stakeholder Conference on framing cooperation for social rights development in the Republic of MoldovaStrasbourg, France 24/11/2020
The Department of the European Social Charter organises, in cooperation with the Ministry of...
23 Nov 2020 09:32:00
The decision on the merits of the complaint European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC) v. the Czech Republic, No. 157/2017, is now publicStrasbourg 23/11/2020
The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint European...
17 Nov 2020 18:07:00
The European Committee of Social Rights develops criteria relating to equal pay and equal opportunities for women in employmentStrasbourg, France 17/11/2020
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has established criteria for equal pay and equal...
17 Nov 2020 17:33:00
The European Committee of Social Rights adopts a position paper on follow-up to the report and proposals of the Steering Committee for Human RightsStrasbourg, France 17/11/2020
On 21 October 2020, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) adopted a position paper on...
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 report provides information about the work of the European Committee of Social Rights carried out in 2019 under the European Social Charter’s monitoring mechanisms: the reporting procedure and the collective complaints procedure, as well as under the procedure on non-accepted provisions of...
Children in the crosshairs of poverty: The Scottish Response