New Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers

16/09/2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolutions on 11 September 2019 at the 1353rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2019)6, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 22 January 2019 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the...

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Expert seminar

Reinforcing social rights protection in Europe: to achieve greater unity and equality

19/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Department of the European Social Charter organises, under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, an expert seminar to discuss the protection of social rights in Europe so as to achieve greater unity and equality. The seminar will also...

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140th meeting of the Governmental Committee

16-20/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Governmental Committee* of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security (‘Governmental Committee’) will hold its 140th meeting from 16 to 20 September 2019 in Strasbourg. The Governmental Committee will hold an exchange of views on the 2018 findings of the European...

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The European Committee of Social Rights publishes its Activity Report 2018

11/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

In 2018, the European Committee of Social Rights examined 35 national reports presented presented by States Parties to the Charter describing how they implement the Charter in law and in practice as regards the provisions covered by the thematic group 3 “Labour rights”. The Committee adopted a...

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308th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

9-13/09/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 308th session from 9 to 13 September 2019 in Strasbourg. The Committee will examine the national reports for Conclusions XXI-4 (2019) of the 1961 Charter with respect to the thematic group 4 “Children, family and migrants” as regards Poland,...

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New complaint registered concerning Belgium

28/08/2019 Strasbourg

European Roma Rights Centre v. Belgium, Complaint No. 185/2019 The complaint was registered on 12 July 2019. It concerns Article E read in conjunction with Articles 1§2 (the right to work), 11§1 (the right to protection of health), 12§1 (the right to social security), 13§1 (the right to social...

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Decisions adopted by the European Committee of Social rights at its 307th session

10/07/2019 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 307th session (1-5 July 2019): The decision on admissibility in the case Unione sindacale di base (USB) v. Italy, Complaint No. 170/2018 The complaint registered on 9 August 2018 relates to Articles 1 (the right to work), 4 (the right to...

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Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: Civil and political rights can be significantly undermined if social and economic rights are not respected

02/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights held an exchange of views with Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on 2 July 2019 in Strasbourg. The meeting provided an opportunity for the Committee to learn more about the recent work carried out...

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20th anniversary Revised European Social Charter entry into force

01/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

“Increased inequality is a major challenge for Europe and social rights’ protection across the Continent should be a top priority. I call on our member states for more commitment to the Social Charter”, highlighted Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, on the 20th anniversary of the Revised Social...

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307th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

1-5/07/2019 Strasbourg, France

On the 20th anniversary of entry into force of the Revised European Social Charter, the European Committee of Social Rights begins its 307th session (from 1 to 5 July 2019) in Strasbourg. To mark the occasion, on 1 July the President of the Committee, Professor Giuseppe Palmisano, will meet the...

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