The Council of Europe project “Enhanced social protection in Ukraine” translated into Ukrainian the Digest of the case law of the European Committee of social rights.
Publication in Ukrainian is available at the link.
It includes a compilation, article by article and for each paragraph, of the main explanations of the text of the European Social Charter resulting from the examination of the national situations of States Parties on the basis of national reports since 1968, and the processing of complaints submitted since 1998. It also contains a presentation of the principles of interpretation of the Charter and a description of the collective complaints procedure.
The Digest is intended for legal practitioners, officials of Member States’ administrations, social partners, civil society and the general public, in order to enable them to better know and understand the European Social Charter. The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996, which complements the European Convention on Human Rights by guaranteeing economic and social rights.
The European Committee of Social Rights assesses whether countries respect the rights provided in the Charter. The Digest presents the interpretation given by the European Committee of Social Rights to each of the provisions of the European Social Charter, in its revised version of 3 May 1996. In respect of national reports, the European Committee of Social Rights adopts conclusions; in respect of collective complaints, it adopts decisions.
“By analogy with the European Court of Human Rights, which in its decisions interprets the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Committee of Social Rights interprets the rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter. The translation of such a comprehensive publication into Ukrainian will allow better application of the rights provided for by the Charter in Ukraine”, stated Siuzanna Mnatsakanian, Senior Officer of the Council of Europe Project “Enhanced social protection in Ukraine”.
One of the Project’s results is further aligning of policy and legislative framework on social rights with the European standards, including the European Social Charter and case law of the European Committee of Social Rights.