The European Social Charter
13 Jul 2021 17:58:00Strasbourg 13/07/2021
The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 321st session (28 June-2 July 2021):...
12 Jul 2021 11:24:00
The decision on the merits in International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 173/2018, is now publicStrasbourg 12/07/2021
The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) in International Commission of...
09 Jul 2021 12:23:00Strasbourg, France 09/07/2021
The report provides information about the work of the European Committee of Social Rights carried...
01 Jul 2021 16:45:00Strasbourg 01/07/2021
The complaint was registered on 21 June 2021. It concerns Articles 1§§1 and 2 (the right to...
30 Jun 2021 22:36:00Strasbourg, France 01/07/2021
What is the role and place of the European Social Charter and the European Committee of Social...
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 University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, together with the Roma Tre Centro Internazionale di Ricerca ‘Diritto e Globalizzazione’ and with the support of the European Social Charter Department of the Council of Europe, invite you to the 1st event, organised in the framework of the...
The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has established criteria for equal pay and equal opportunities for women in employment. The ECSR emphasises the need to recognise the right to equal pay in national legislation, the right to an adequate and effective remedy in case of alleged wage...