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The European Social Charter 50 Years On: Commitment, Interpretation and Compliance

16 April 2012

Date: Thursday 10 May 2012 

Location: School of Public Policy, Council Room. Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9QU 

About the event: This half-day workshop will bring together a multi-disciplinary range of academics, researchers and practitioners interested in social policy, human rights and litigation in Europe to appraise social rights in Europe and the role of the European Social Charter fifty years on. 

  • Why do European states commit to the Social Charter?
  • Are social rights decisions implemented in Europe?
  • How should social rights be interpreted in the European context of welfare states?
  • Are there any tensions between the European Social Charter and the socio-economic policies being currently implemented in Europe today?
  • Does Europe need judicial review of social rights?
  • What is the relationship between social rights and policy in the European context?
  • What is the future of the European Social Charter?



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