How can National Human Rights Institutions and National Equality Bodies engage with the European Committee of Social Rights

This guide, prepared by the European Social Charter Secretariat, aims to explain the monitoring procedures under the European Social Charter and clarify how NHRIs and NEBs can engage with the European Committee of Social Rights under the two monitoring procedures of the European Social Charter: the reporting procedure and the collective complaints procedure.

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Manual on preparation of National Reports on Accepted Provisions under the Reporting Procedure of the European Social Charter

This manual, prepared by Danuta Wisniewska-Cazals, Secretary of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC), is aimed at national authorities to help them prepare the national reports submitted by states every year on the application of the European Social Charter at national level.  

  Available in English


Procedure on non-accepted provisions of the European Social Charter 

The publication, prepared by Danuta Wisniewska-Cazals, Secretary of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (ANESC), explains the procedure provided for by Article 22 of the European Social Charter on “non-accepted provisions” in general with a specific focus on Ukraine. 

Available in EnglishUkrainian


Protecting the Child from Poverty: The Role of Rights in the Council of Europe

The report, prepared by Aoife Nolan, Vice-President of the European Committee of Social Rights and Professor of International Human Rights Law, presents how the European Social Charter as interpreted by the European Committee of Social Rights can serve as a framework or roadmap for state efforts to combat child poverty.

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How can (I)NGOs engage with the European Committee of Social Rights under the monitoring procedures of the European Social Charter

The brochure, prepared by Claire Lougarre, Lecturer in Human Rights Law at Southampton Law School and the Director of the research centre Health, Ethics and Law (HEAL), aims to clarify how national and international non-governmental organisations can engage with the European Committee of Social Rights under the two monitoring procedures of the European Social Charter: the reporting procedure and the collective complaints procedure.

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The European Pillar of Social Rights and the role of the European Social Charter in the EU legal order

The study, prepared by Olivier de Schutter, Professor at UCLouvain and SciencesPo and Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, aims at exploring the contribution of the European Pillar of Social Rights to the protection and promotion of social rights in the European Union, and how synergies could be built in the future with the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe.

Available in English | French | Polish


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.

 Available in English | French


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.

  Available in English | French | Italian


European Social Charter. Collected texts (7th edition)

Updated 1st January 2015

 


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.


Tell me, what is the European Social Charter?

An illustrated booklet which help children understand the meaning of social rights and how the Charter works.

  Available in English | French | Polish | Estonian


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.

 Second edition: English | French | Greek | Spanish | Turkish

 First edition: Bosnian | Russian | Serbian


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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