Exchange of views between the Government Agents before the European Committee of Social Rights and the Committee’s bureau

09/11/2018 Paris, France

A 5th informal meeting between the Bureau of the European Committee of Social Rights and Government Agents before the Committee was held in Paris on 9 November 2018 in the presence of Giuseppe Palmisano, President of the Committee and Eliane Chemla, General Rapporteur. The meeting provided an...

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Exchange of views between the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights

08/11/2018 Strasbourg, France

Similarities and differences in the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the human rights systems in Europe and Latin America was the main topic of the exchange of views between a delegation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and members of the European Committee of...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 302nd session

06/11/2018 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 302nd session (15-19 October 2018): The decision on admissibility in the case International Federation of Associations of the Elderly (FIAPA) v. France, Complaint No. 162/2018. The complaint registered on 13 April 2018 relates to Articles...

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Seminar on the European Social Charter in Republic of Buryatia, Russian Federation

28-29/10/2018 Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russian Federation

The seminar, that will be held on 28 and 29 October 2018, is organised by the Department of the European Social Charter in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Social Protection of the Republic of Buryatia. It aims at widening...

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FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty invites EU to consider accession to the European Social Charter

18/10/2018 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) had an exchange of views with Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on 18 October 2018 in Strasbourg. Michael O’Flaherty recalled the continued engagement of the FRA to human rights in Europe through...

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Seminar on the right to decent housing for all

17/10/2018 Strasbourg, France

To celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October 2018), the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe organised a working session on Article 31 of the European Social Charter which states that everyone has the right to housing. The lack of respect for the right to...

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302nd session of the European Committee of Social Rights

15-19/10/2018 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will convene for its 302nd session from 15 to 19 October 2018 in Strasbourg. The Committee will continue the examination of the national reports for Conclusions 2018 of the Charter with respect to the thematic group “Labour rights” as regards Georgia, the...

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New Resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers

11/10/2018 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolution on 22 September 2018 at the 1325th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2018)8, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 24 January 2018 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the...

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First meeting between the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe

08/10/2018 Geneva, Switzerland

The meeting, to be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 8 October 2018, is the first engagement between the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and the CoE European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). It will offer the opportunity to understand both Committees’...

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New complaint registered concerning Finland

05/10/2018 Strasbourg

The complaint was registered on 17 September 2018. It relates to Article 12§§1 and 3 (right to social security) and 13§1 (right to social and medical assistance) of the Revised European Social Charter. The complainant organisation alleges that, by keeping the level of basic social security...

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