New complaint registered concerning Czech Republic

19/04/2017 Strasbourg

The complaint International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) v Czech Republic, No. 148/2017, was registered on 20 March 2017. It relates to Article 17 (right of mothers and children to social and economic protection) in the light of the non-discrimination principle contained in the preamble to the...

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New complaints registered concerning France

19/04/2017 Strasbourg

The complaint International Federation of Associations of the Elderly (FIAPA), No. 145/2017, was registered on 13 March 2017. It relates to Articles 23 (the right of elderly persons to social protection) and E (non-discrimination) of the Revised European Social Charter. The complainant...

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New complaints registered concerning Italy

19/04/2017 Strasbourg

The complaint Unione Generale Lavoratori Federazione Nazionale Corpo forestale dello Stato (UGL – CFS) and Sindacato autonomo polizia ambientale forestale (SAPAF) v. Italy, No. 143/2016, was registered on 9 February 2017. It relates to Articles 1 (right to work), 5 (right to organise) and 6...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 291st session

11/04/2017 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 291st session (21-24 March 2017): The decision on admissibility in the case Movimento per la liberta’ della psicanalisi-associazione culturale italiana v. Italy, Complaint No. 122/2016. The complaint registered on 7 June 2016 related to...

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2 Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers

10/04/2017 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolutions on 5 April 2017 at the 1283rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2017)3, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 5 July 2016 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the case...

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European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS) - Interim report by the Secretary General

24/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

In accordance with the Terms of Reference of the European Social Cohesion Platform (PECS), the Interim report by the Secretary General (document SG/Inf(2017)3) on progress and results in the Platform’s field of competence was presented on 7 February to the GR-SOC (Rapporteur Group on Social and...

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4th meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Platform on social and economic rights

28/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

The fourth meeting of the CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Collaborative Platform on social and economic rights will focus on the relationship between the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Social Charter in the light of the various contributions sent to the European Commission; it will...

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The European Committee of Social Rights publishes its 2016 Activity Report

23/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights publishes today its 2016 Activity Report, which presents the major achievements of the Committee over the last year. On the basis of its reporting system, the European Committee of Social Rights examined in 2016 reports submitted by 34 States Parties on the...

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Exchange of views of the President of the European Committee of Social Rights with the Committee of Ministers

22/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

After reminding that the European Social Charter is considered as “the fundamental frame of reference for the protection of social rights in Europe, as well as for any possible development or update in the field of social rights”, in his intervention before the Ministers’ Deputies, Prof. Giuseppe...

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The two constitutions of Europe: integrating social rights in the new economic architecture of the EU

23/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

A recent study, conducted by Prof. Olivier De Schutter and Paul Dermine, shows that new tools of socio-economic governance in the EU are almost entirely silent on the need to avoid that efforts aiming at economic convergence shall not lead to making it more difficult or impossible for the EU...

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