304th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

21-24/01/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 304th session from 21 to 24 January 2019 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the national reports for Conclusions 2018 of the Charter, as well as Conclusions for XXI-3 (2018) of the 1961 Charter with respect to the...

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New complaint registered concerning Greece

21/12/2018 Strasbourg

The complaint was registered on 30 November 2018. It relates to Articles 7§10 (the right of children and young persons to protection), 11§§1 and 3 (the right to protection of health), 13 (right to social and medical assistance), 16 (right to appropriate social, legal and economic protection for...

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Study on the European Pillar of Social Rights and the role of the European Social Charter in the European Union legal order

19/12/2018 Strasbourg, France

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...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 303rd session

18/12/2018 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 303rd session (3-7 December 2018): The decision on admissibility in the case Panhellenic Association of Pensioners of the OTE Group Telecommunications (PAP-OTE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 165/2018. The complaint registered on 30 April 2018...

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Election of members of the European Committee of Social Rights

12/12/2018 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, at the 1332nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (CM/ResChS(2018)13) on 12 December 2018, elected two new members of the European Committee of Social Rights: Ms Ekaterina Torkunova, Russian Federation and Mr Yusuf Balci, Turkey (groupe V)....

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How the European Social Charter protects women’s right to breast healthcare?

05/12/2018 Strasbourg, France

The question was raised at the 20th World Congress of Senologic International Society on Breast Healthcare, held in Strasbourg on 5-7 December 2018. On that occasion, Jan Malinowski, Head of the Department of the European Social Charter delivered a key note speech at the session “The right to...

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Russian political officials in charge of social questions carry out a study visit to France on the European Social Charter

11-14/12/2018 Paris/Strasbourg, France

A delegation of Russian political officials in charge of social questions from different regions of the Russian Federation carried out a study visit to France on the implementation of the European Social Charter from 11 to 14 December 2018. In Paris, the Russian delegation met and exchanged with...

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Training on the application of the European Code of Social Security and ILO Social Security Standards

11-13/12/2018 Turin, Italy

A training workshop on “Consolidated reporting on the application of the European Code of Social Security and ILO Social Security Standards” took place at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy from 11 to 13 December 2018. The workshop was organised by the International...

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The decision on the merits of the complaint ICTU v. Ireland, No. 123/2016, is now public

14/12/2018 Strasbourg

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) v. Ireland, (n° 123/2016) became public on 12 December 2018 following the adoption by the Committee of Ministers of the Resolution CM/ResChS(2018)11 on this case. In its...

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New Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers

14/12/2018 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolutions on 12 December 2018 at the 1332nd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2018)11, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 12 September 2018 by the European Committee on Social Rights in...

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