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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Effectiveness of the European Social Charter: procedural and substantive guarantees

20/03/2017 Paris, France

Régis Brillat, Head of the Department of the European Social Charter gave a lecture on the effectiveness of the Social Charter to students in Fundamental rights and liberties of the University Paris 13, on 20 March. The conference was the occasion to discuss the effectiveness of the Charter as a...

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The decision on the merits of the complaint Associazione sindacale « La Voce dei Giusti » v. Italy, No. 105/2014 is now public

15/03/2017 Strasbourg

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Associazione sindacale « La Voce dei Giusti » v. Italy (No. 105/2014) became public on 15 March 2017. In this case, La Voce dei Giusti alleged that Italian legislation determining the requirements for obtaining...

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291th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

21-24/03/2017 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 291th session from 21 to 24 March 2017 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the draft Conclusions 2017 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group on ‘Labour right’ as regards Poland, Spain, Belgium,...

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Exchange of views between the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the European Committee of Social Rights

28/02/2017 Kiev, Ukraine

The President of the European Committee of Social Rights, Giuseppe Palmisano, held an exchange of views with the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on 28 February 2017. The main topic of the exchange, which was organised at the initiative of the President of the Constitutional Court, Yuriy Baulin,...

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Strengthened social rights needed to face frustration in Europe: Cyprus conference

24/02/2017 Nicosia, Cyprus

"Why are millions of Europeans willing to support nationalist, xenophobic and anti-democratic forces, sending shockwaves through our political systems,” asked Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, in her opening speech to a conference on social rights in Europe....

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European Parliament’s Conference on Social Rights in the EU and the European Social Charter

08/03/2017 Brussels, Belgium

The European United Left / Nordic Green Left Group of the European Parliament is organising a Conference on the implementation of social rights in the EU and the European Social Charter. The event will take place in Brussels on 8 March 2017, from 3.00 to 6.00 pm. at the European Parliament...

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Extraordinary session of the French Economic Social and Environmental Council on poverty

14/02/2017 Paris, France

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the opinion of Joseph Wresinski "Great poverty and economic and social precariousness", the French Economic Social and Environmental Council (EESC) organised an extraordinary Plenary Session focusing on the fight against poverty. At the event, which took...

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New complaint registered concerning France

17/01/2017 Strasbourg

The complaint Fédération FIECI and Syndicat SNEPI CFE-CGC, No. 142/2017, was registered on 23 January 2017. It concerns Article 5 (right to organise) of the Revised European Social Charter. The complainant trade unions, Fédération de syndicats des métiers de l'ingénierie, de l'informatique, du...

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