Netherlands: Social rights experts back Conference of European Churches over treatment of irregular migrants

Social rights experts say a large majority of irregular adult migrants in the Netherlands are not offered emergency social assistance, including food, water and clothing.

Italian government organises international Social Charter conference

The Italian Presidency of the European Union has provided an opportunity for the country’s government, the Council of Europe and the City of Turin to organise a conference next October on the European Social Charter.

Italy: European Committee of Social Rights backs abortion rights protest

A protest at women’s access to abortions in Italy has been upheld by the European Committee of Social Rights.

New report highlights United Kingdom social welfare failings

Failings in the United Kingdom’s social welfare provision are highlighted in a new report from the European Committee of Social Rights.

Jagland: Austerity measures should not harm social and economic rights

Ahead of the publication of a report tomorrow on social rights in Europe, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland urges governments and international organisations to ensure austerity measures do not harm social and economic rights.