The European Social Charter
Syndicat CGT YTO France v. France, Complaint No. 174/2019 The complaint was registered on 30...
Social rights and social justice are essential in building and nurturing genuine and substantive democracy in everyday life, says ECSR President Palmisano before the GR-SOCStrasbourg, France 17/01/2019
“Protecting and fostering social rights and the welfare state are indeed essential for...
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 304th session (21-24 January 2019):...
The European Committee of Social Rights notes 5 conformities with the Charter out of 49 cases examinedStrasbourg, France 24/01/2019
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published today its findings 2018 on the follow-up...
The obligation of confidentiality under the European Social Charter must be respected by organisations lodging complaints before the European Committee of Social RightsStrasbourg, France 23/01/2019
The Secretariat of the European Social Charter as well as the Committee of Ministers’ Delegates...
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.
Study on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the role of the European Social Charter in the European Union legal order
The study, conducted by Olivier de Schutter, Professor at UCLouvain and SciencesPo and Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, was initiated following the request of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-Equinet Platform on Economic and Social Rights and it was presented at the last...