The European Social Charter
28 Jul 2020 12:22:00Strasourg 27/07/2020
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 314th session (6-10 July 2020):...
27 Jul 2020 17:09:00
States Parties to the European Social Charter are invited to report on health, social security and social protection by 31 December 2020Strasbourg, France 27/07/2020
The European Committee of Social Rights transmitted the questions to States Parties of the...
09 Jul 2020 09:08:00Strasbourg, France 09/07/2020
The CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-EQUINET Collaborative Platform on Social and Economic Rights organises an...
06 Jul 2020 20:41:00Strasbourg, France 06/07/2020
The Department of the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe is looking for...
06 Jul 2020 09:22:00Strasbourg, France 6-10/07/2020
The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 314th session from 6 to 10 July 2020 by...
The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty that guarantees fundamental social and economic rights as a counterpart to the European Convention on Human Rights, which refers to civil and political rights. It guarantees a broad range of everyday human rights related to employment, housing, health, education, social protection and welfare.
The Charter lays specific emphasis on the protection of vulnerable persons such as elderly people, children, people with disabilities and migrants. It requires that enjoyment of the abovementioned rights be guaranteed without discrimination.
No other legal instrument at pan-European level can provide such an extensive and complete protection of social rights as that provided by the Charter, which also serves as a point of reference in European Union law; most of the social rights in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights are based on the relevant articles of the Charter.
The Charter is therefore seen as the Social Constitution of Europe and represents an essential component of the continent’s human rights architecture.
The 7th edition of the Collected texts provides an updated account of all of the relevant instruments of the Charter, and the functioning of the various bodies which participate in the monitoring procedures.
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has adopted 15 decisions (see links below) on state compliance with the right to equal pay, as well as the right to equal opportunities in the workplace, following complaints which were lodged within the framework of the collective complaints...