Vorgaben, Vereinbarkeit und Umsetzung
§ 1 Einleitung und Gang der Untersuchung
Am 18. Oktober 2011 wurde das fünfzigjährige Jubiläum der Unterzeichnung der Europäischen Sozialcharta gefeiert. Das Ministerkomitee des Europarates verabschiedete aus diesem Anlass folgende Erklärung: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Considering the European Social Charter, opened for signature in Turin on 18 Oc- tober 1961 and revised in Strasbourg on 3 May 1996 „the Charter“; Reaffirming that all human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated; Stressing its attachment to human dignity and the protection of all human rights; Emphasising that human rights must be enjoyed without discrimination; Reiterating its determination to build cohesive societies by ensuring fair access to social rights, fighting exclusion and protecting vulnerable groups; Underlining the particular relevance of social rights and their guarantee in times of economic difficulties, in particular for individuals belonging to vulnerable groups; On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Charter, 1. Solemnly reaffirms the paramount role of the Charter in guaranteeing and pro- moting social rights on our continent; 2. Welcomes the great number of ratifications since the Second Summit of Heads of States and Governments where it was decided to promote and make full use of the Charter, and calls on all those member states that have not yet ratified the Revised European Social Charter to consider doing so; 3. Recognises the contribution of the collective complaints mechanism in furthering the implementation of social rights, and calls on those members states not having done so to consider accepting the...
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