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Réseau Académique sur la Charte Sociale Européenne et les Droits Sociaux – Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights

Section belge : Actualité de la Charte sociale européenne / Actualia Europees Sociaal Handvest [28.5.2015]

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Section belge du Réseau académique sur la Charte sociale européenne et les Droits Sociaux

Belgische Afdeling van het Academische Netwerk “Europees Sociaal Handvest en sociale rechten”

après-midi d’études

ACTUALITÉS DE LA CHARTE SOCIALE EUROPÉENNE

Jeudi 28 mai 2015

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ACTUALIA EUROPEES SOCIAAL HANDVEST

Donderdag 28 mei 2015

Le Réseau académique sur la Charte sociale européenne et les Droits Sociaux a pour mission prioritaire la promotion de la Charte sociale européenne et des droits sociaux en Europe. À cette fin, il entreprend toute initiative propre à faire connaître cette Charte, ainsi qu’à améliorer sa mise en oeuvre et la protection des droits sociaux tant à l’échelle du Conseil de l’Europe que dans les Etats membres de cette organisation. À l’automne 2014, a été constituée une Section belge de ce Réseau, réunissant des enseignants et des chercheurs de l’ensemble des universités belges. La présente après-midi d’études vise à éclaircir, à l’intention du public académique et praticien, diverses questions tenant à la justiciabilité de cette Charte dans l’ordre juridique interne, aux relations qu’elle entretient avec d’autres instruments juridiques européens et internationaux, au rôle du Comité européen des droits sociaux et à la jurisprudence qui est la sienne sur différents thèmes.

Les présentations auront lieu en français ou en néerlandais. Une traduction simultanée est assurée.

De belangrijkste doelstelling van het academische netwerk « Europees Sociaal Handvest en sociale rechten » betreft de bevordering van het ESH en de sociale rechten in Europa. Daartoe neemt het netwerk elk initiatief dat bijdraagt aan de uitstraling en aan de omzetting van het Handvest en aan de bescherming van sociale rechten binnen de Raad van Europa en in de Staten die daarvan deel uitmaken. In de herfst van 2014 werd de Belgische afdeling van dit netwerk opgericht. De afdeling verenigt docenten en onderzoekers van alle Belgische universiteiten. De studienamiddag beoogt een aantal vraagstukken over de afdwingbaarheid van dit Charter in de Belgische rechtsorde, over de relatie tot andere Europese en internationale instrumenten, over de rol van het Europees Comité voor sociale rechten en zijn jurisprudentie over bepaalde rechten uit te diepen voor een publiek van academici en rechtspraktici. 

De lezingen vinden plaats in het Frans of het Nederlands. Een simultaanvertaling wordt verzekerd.

PROGRAMME / PROGRAMMA : CSE_ESH

Section Española : Jornada de Estudio CARTA SOCIAL EUROPEA

Carta Sociale

 

Jornada de Estudio CARTA SOCIAL EUROPEA 

23 Abril 2015 

CONSEJO ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL. C/ Huertas, 73 (Madrid) 9,00 horas Entrega de documentación
9,30 horas SALUDO DE BIENVENIDA Marcos Peña Pinto. Presidente del CES

APERTURA 

Cándido Méndez Rodríguez. Secretario General de UGT

Ignacio Fernández Toxo. Secretario General de CCOO

10,00 horas MESA DE EXPERTOS: España ante la Carta Social Revisada. Ante el Protocolo de Reclamaciones Colectivas. Cambios legislativos a raíz de las Conclusiones del CEDS.MODERA: Frederic Monell i Lliró. Secretario Confederal de Participación Sindical e Institucional de UGT

Raúl Canosa Usera. Miembro del Comité Europeo de Derechos Sociales (CEDS). Catedrático de Derecho Constitucional de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Luis Jimena Quesada. Catedrático de Derecho Constitucional de la Universidad de Valencia

Carmen Salcedo Beltrán. Miembro de la Red Académica de la Carta Social Europea. Profesora Titular de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social de la Universidad de Valencia.

11,30 horas Coloquio 
11,45 horas Pausa-Café 
12,00 horas GRUPOS PARLAMENTARIOS: Posición sobre la ratificación de la Carta Social Europea revisada y el Protocolo de Reclamaciones Colectivas de España.MODERA: José Campos Trujillo. Secretario Confederal de Relaciones Institucionales de CCOO

María del Carmen Álvarez-Arenas Cisneros. Portavoz Comisión de Empleo y SS, de Grupo Popular

Rafael Simancas Simancas. Portavoz Comisión de Empleo y SS, de Grupo Socialista

Joan Coscubiela Conesa. Portavoz Comisión de Empleo y SS, de Grupo de la Izquierda Plural

13,15 horas Coloquio 
13,45 horas Conclusiones y Clausura 

Descargar el programa : Jornada de Estudio CARTA SOCIAL EUROPEA

Section italienne : Conférence du Prof. P. Mengozzi, Avocat général à la CJUE, 6 mars 2015

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE GIURIDICHE

CORSO DI DOTTORATO IN SCIENZE GIURIDICHE EUROPEE ED INTERNAZIONALI

VENERDÌ 6 MARZO 2015

ORE 10.30 – 12.30

SALA JACOPO D’ARDIZZONE

PROF. PAOLO MENGOZZI, Avvocato generale alla Corte di giustizia dell’Unione europea

La tutela dei diritti sociali: il contributo della Corte di giustizia e del Comitato europeo dei diritti sociali

Télécharger l’affiche : Locandina Mengozzi – RACSE

Le Rapport Nicoletti – The Nicoletti Report

GENERAL REPORT TURIN CONFERENCE FINAL ENG

 

GENERAL REPORT TURIN CONFERENCE FINAL ENG

GENERAL REPORT TURIN CONFERENCE FINAL FRA-2

GENERAL REPORT TURIN CONFERENCE FINAL FRAN

Meilleurs voeux – Happy hollidays – 2014/2015

Le Comité de Coordination du Réseau académique sur la Charte sociale européenne et les droits sociaux – RACSE vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes et une heureuse année 2015

The Co-ordination Committee of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights – ANESC wishes you happy holidays and a Happy New year 2015

Jean-François AKANDJI-KOMBÉ – Giovanni GUIGLIA – Brigitte NAPIWOCKA – Aoife NOLAN – Despina SINOU – José Manuel TEROL BECERA

Collective contribution of the ANESC to the High Level Conference of Turin, Oct. 17-18, 2014

High level conference on the European Social Charter, Turin

17-18 October 2014

POSITIONS AND PROPOSALS OF THE ACADEMIC NETWORK ON THE SOCIAL CHARTER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

[Adopted in October 16, 2014 by the A.N.E.S.C.’s Assembly, in Turin.

 The current text is a limited version of the full contribution of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights to the High Level Conference in Turin on October 17-18, 2014, which was adopted on the same day.]

The Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights seeks to promote the effectiveness of the European Social Charter and of the protection of social rights in Europe, and to contribute to the improvement of the mechanisms for the protection of social rights. With these aims in mind, it presents the following proposals.

  1. Application of European Social Charter by national courts

 The Network calls on the different organs of the Council of Europe to encourage the application of the European Social Charter by national courts. This could take the form of regular exchanges organised between the European Committee of Social Rights and the judges of the highest courts of the Member States of the Council of Europe, of training of these judges where necessary, and of dissemination of good practices. Consideration should also be given to the possibility of complementing the system of the European Social Charter by introducing an advisory opinion procedure allowing national courts to obtain authoritative interpretations of the relevant provisions of the Charter by the European Committee of Social Rights.

The Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights looks forward to contributing to this evolution. This would reinforce the subsidiary character of the monitoring mechanisms of the Charter envisaged by Part IV of the European Social Charter of 1961 (referred to by Article C of the Revised European Social Charter), as well as the effectiveness of the Charter within the territory of the States Parties. It could contribute to the training of judges and other officials and to the discussion on a possible advisory opinion mechanism. Moreover, the Network has resolved to undertake a systematic comparative study of the manner in which national courts of State Parties take into account the Charter, in order to facilitate the dissemination of good practices and to help identify both the advantages and the obstacles encountered at domestic level.

  1. Taking into account the European Social Charter in the design of laws and policies at the national level

The Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights considers that the Council of Europe could encourage initiatives at national level that strengthen the taking into account of the Charter in domestic public policies, and could also ensure and contribute to the dissemination of good practices.

The Network calls on the European Union and its Member States to work towards ensuring that the Charter is taken into account in the design and implementation of national legislation and practice, and to promote the sharing of good practices in this regard. The Network is available for contributing to this process. The Network underlines the important role of national human rights institutions in this regard, including for monitoring the follow-up of the decisions and conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights.

  1. Ratification of the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter Providing for a System of Collective Complaints

 The European Social Charter has not, to date, been ratified by all the Member States of the Council of Europe. Moreover, only 15 States have ratified the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter Providing for a System of Collective Complaints of 1995

The Network submits that the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe could invite the Member States that are not yet party to the European Social Charter to accede to it as soon as possible, and invite the State Parties that have not yet ratified the 1995 Additional Protocol to do so within a reasonable period of time. At the same time, the Network would welcome a systematic study aiming to identify the obstacles faced in this regard by the different States concerned.

  1. Access of national non-governmental organisations to the system of collective complaints

 To date, only Finland has made a declaration recognising the right of national non-governmental organisations within its jurisdiction to file collective complaints.

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe could recommend to all States that have accepted the procedure to make a declaration authorising national NGOs to submit complaints.

  1. Publication of the European Committee on Social Rights’ decisions on the merits in collective complaints

 The 1995 Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints envisages that the decisions of the European Committee on Social Rights will only be made public after the intervention of the Committee of Ministers or after a period of four months.

This rule undermines the credibility and the effectiveness of the procedure. The Network therefore, favours the immediate publication of decisions by the European Committee of Social Rights. This would not prevent the Committee of Ministers from fully exercising the role envisaged for it under the European Social Charter and its Additional Protocol Providing for a System of Collective Complaints.

  1. Follow-up to the decisions of the European Committee on Social Rights concluding that there has been a violation of the European Social Charter

 The Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights considers that the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe would be fully discharging its duties in the system of the European Social Charter by ensuring the follow-up to the decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights, in a manner analogous to the monitoring of the European Court of Human Rights’ decisions. In both cases, the issue consists of guaranteeing respect for the rule of law in Europe through the faithful implementation of decisions adopted by independent reigonal mechanisms for monitoring State compliance with international human rights obligations.

  1. Strengthening the management of the monitoring procedures with the European Social Charter

 In order to strengthen the effectiveness of the monitoring of the undertakings of States regarding social rights, the European Committee of Social Rights should increase its membership. This does not necessarily imply adopting the solution applied in the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights, where the European Court of Human Rights is composed of judges elected in the name of each State Party.

In addition, the number of lawyers working in the secretariat of the European Social Charter should be increased.

The Network also notes that it is high time that the amendment contained in Article 3 of the Protocol of Turin of 1991 be applied. This would clearly highlight the importance attached by the Council of Europe and its Member States to the rights of the European Social Charter.

  1. The European Social Charter and the European Union

 In his report on The Situation of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe, presented at the 124th meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, held in Vienna on 5 and 6 May 2014, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe considered that there is an urgent need to find practical ways to resolve the contradictions between the European Social Charter and the norms of the European Union.

 This call must be heeded. The Academic Network looks forward to contributing to this process.

The Network draws attention to the fact that, under the Collective Complaints Procedure, there is a mechanism of third party intervention (see section 32A of the Rules of the European Committee of Social Rights) that can be used in the dialogue between the system of the European Social Charter and the European Union. It would be helpful if the similar mechanisms in the European Union framework were broadened.

  1. Respect for the European Social Charter in times of crisis

The importance of the protection of social rights increases when whole populations are fragilized and workers’ bargaining power is weakened. This is especially the case in times of economic crisis. Social rights must not be a variable to be adjusted to suit the economic and social policies developed in response to financial and economic crises and, today, the sovereign debt crisis of some States.

The Network notes that the Committee of Ministers would fulfill its role more effectively by following up the implementation of decisions and conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights. It could limit itself initially to require States to notify the measures that they have taken to comply with the requirements of the Charter as set out by the European Committee of Social Rights in its decisions.

  1. Respect for the obligations of the European Social Charter as well as those of the European Convention on Human Rights

The Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights is concerned by the tendency of certain States to invoke recent European Court of Human Rights case law on austerity measures in order to evade their obligations under the European Social Charter.

It is important, in the view of the Network, to clearly and incontrovertibly reaffirm that the obligations flowing from the European Convention on Human Rights, which is a complementary instrument of the European Social Charter, are not aimed at neutralizing the commitments under the Charter.

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