Conference “Reversing perspective: social rights as a remedy for European crises”

02/06/2017 Strasbourg, France

The consequences of the economic and financial crisis and the austerity measures carried out in several member States of the eurozone call into question the protection of the social rights of European citizens. Two recent major events involve putting the social question back on the agenda: on the...

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Exchange of views of the European Committee of Social Rights with the President of the European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg, France 11/05/2017

The European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views with the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Judge Guido Raimondi on 11 May 2017. The exchange focused on the role of the Charter as interpreted by the Committee in the case-law of the Court; on the scope of the...

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Conference “The case-law of the European Committee of Social Rights in the name of the indivisibility of human rights”

15/05/2017 Milan, Italy

A Conference on “the case-law of the European Committee of Social Rights in the name of the indivisibility of human rights” (la giurisprudenza del Comitato europeo dei Diritti sociali, nel segno dell’indivisibilità dei diritti umani”) will take place in Milan on 15 May 2017 (Università degli...

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The decision on the admissibility and merits of the complaint Finnish Society of Social Rights v. Finland, No. 108/2014 is now public

10/05/2017 Strasbourg, France

In this case, the Finnish Society for Social Rights alleged that Finland is in breach of the Charter on the grounds that unemployment benefits for elderly persons have been gradually reduced and that the level of basic allowance, the labour market subsidy, falls below the requirements of the...

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Seminar on Social rights in the new socio-economic architecture of the European Union

09/05/2017 Brussels, Belgium

The seminar on “Social rights in the new socio-economic architecture of the European Union” will take place in Brussels, at the Fondation universitaire, 11 rue d'Egmont, on 9 May 2017 (6.15 pm - 8.15 pm). It is organised by the Global College of Law, Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) under the...

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The European Commission adopts its European Pillar of Social Rights

28/04/2017 Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission adopted its proposal for the “European Pillar of Social Rights”. This pillar sets out 20 principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems. It is designed as a compass for a renewed process of upward convergence towards better...

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292nd session of the European Committee of Social Rights

9-12/05/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 292nd session from 9 to 12 May 2017 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the draft Conclusions 2017 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Health, social security and social protection” as regards...

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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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