EU Sources - Violations related to health, social security and social protection in 2017 - January 31, 2018

The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its 2017 conclusions in respect of 33 states parties (European Social Charter (1961) and the revised European Social Charter (1996)) showing 175 violations (36%), 228 situations of conformity (47%) and 83 cases (17%) where the Committee was unable to assess the situation due to lack of information, known as ‘deferrals’. The Committee concluded that, in many countries in Europe, poverty level is far too high and the measures taken to remedy this fundamental problem are insufficient. In particular, in many states the social security benefits (notably in respect of unemployment and old age) are well below the poverty level, even when taking into account social assistance, which remains too low. The conclusions adopted by the ECSR in the framework of its reporting system can be consulted using the European Social Charter HUDOC Database.

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