The European Social Charter
Strasbourg, France 10-14/09/2018
The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 301st session from 10 to 14...
The complaint was registered on 9 August 2018. It relates to Articles 1 (the right to work), 4...
The decision on the merits of the complaint Matica Hrvatskih Sindikata v. Croatia, No.116/2015, is now publicStrasbourg 27/08/2018
The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Matica...
The complaint was registered on 9 July 2018. It relates to Articles 5 (right to organise), 6§2...
The report of the Conference on “Social and economic rights for forcibly displaced persons during the conflicts in former Yugoslavia” is now publishedStrasbourg 25/07/2018
The Conference, which took place in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in June...
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.
Following the publication of the 2017 Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights, the President of the Committee Giuseppe Palmisano gave an interview for the Council of Europe Human Rights channel. In 2017, the European Committee of Social Rights examined the situation in 33 States...