The Turin Process for European Social Charter

The leaflet presents in concise manner the objectives of the Turin Process aiming at strengthening the treaty system of the European Social Charter within the Council of Europe and in its relationship with the law of the European Union.

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Official speeches and interventions of the Interparliamentary Conference on the European Social Charter and the Turin Forum on Social Rights in Europe

This publication is a collection of the official speeches and interventions of the Interparliamentary Conference on the European Social Charter and the Turin Forum on Social Rights in Europe, held in Turin on 17 and 18 March 2016, organised in the framework of the Turin Process for the European Social Charter.

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European Social Charter. Collected texts (7th edition). Updated 1st January 2015

 

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Rights of persons with disabilities

Publication of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe (2015)

The purpose of this paper is to shed new light on states’ obligations as set out in Article 15 of the European Social Charter, in other words to read this article in the light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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European Social Charter: the Turin Process

Seminar, held in Strasbourg on 4 December 2014, in honour of Luis Jimena Quesada, President of the European Committee of Social Rights (2011-2014) Rüçhan Isik, Alexandru Athanasiu, and Jarna Petman, Members of the Committee.
Transcription from audio recording of the debates.

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Protecting Migrants under the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter Process

by Yannis Ktistakis (2014)

This handbook is intended as a tool for legal practitioners (lawyers, judges, public officials, human rights defenders) to better understand the European human rights of migrants and the means to claim their respect or implementation at national and international level.
The handbook focuses on the Council of Europe’s activities concerning migrants, which concern all 47 member States of the Organisation.

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European Social Charter: discretion of the States

Seminar, held in Strasbourg on 6 December 2012, in honour of Jean-Michel Belorgey, President of the European Committee of Social Rights (2002-2006) and General Rapporteur of the Committee, Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky and Andrzej Świątkowski, Members of the European Committee of Social Rights.
Transcription from audio recording of the debates.

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Recent developments in the collective complaints procedure of the European Social Charter

Workshop, held in Strasbourg on 29 November 2010, in honour of Mrs Polonca KONČAR, Member of the European Committee of Social Rights(2000-2010) and President of the Committee (2006-2010).
Transcription from audio recording of the debates.

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The European Social Charter

by Carole Benelhocine (2012)

The 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter presents the opportunity for a comprehensive and informative review of one of the Council of Europe's fundamental treaties.What are its origins? Which states does it cover? What are its strengths? What are the new challenges that the Charter needs to address?This dynamic and accessible publication allows the reader to find out more about an instrument that is of vital importance for the protection of human rights in Europe and elsewhere.

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