On March 29, at the 1461st meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a representative of Ukraine was elected to the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) for the first time.
The candidacy of the representative was proposed by the Ministry of Social Policy in accordance with Article 25 of the ESC (1961) and Article 3 of the Protocol amending the ESC of 1991.
Alla Fedorova, PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Comparative and European Law of the Educational and Research Institute of International Relations, became a member of the ECSR.
We congratulate the representative of Ukraine on her election and wish her successful and efficient work.
As a reminder, the Ministry of Social Policy is responsible for the preparation of national reports and cooperation with the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter of the Council of Europe.
The ECSR is a committee of independent experts that adopts conclusions and decisions on national compliance with the provisions of the European Social Charter (1961), the Additional Protocol of 1988, and the European Social Charter (Revised) (1996) based on the results of review of national reports submitted on behalf of the governments of the Council of Europe member states.
Ukraine is a party to the European Social Charter (Revised), which was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by Law No. 137-V of September 14, 2006.
The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe’s treaty that guarantees fundamental social and economic human rights, including the rights to labour, housing, health, education, social protection, and social security.
The election of a representative of Ukraine to the ECSR will also help bring national legislation and practice in line with European standards.