Human Rights in Development Cooperation and Business
On Wednesday 23 March 2022, the European Committee of Social Rights (ESCR), chaired by Karin Lukas, Programme Line Manager at the LBI-GMR and President of the ESCR, published its 2021 Conclusions. Based on reports submitted by States Parties and civil society organisations, the Committee examined the situation in 33 Council of Europe member states for conformity with articles of the European Social Charter (ESC) relating to the thematic group "Health, Social Security and Social Protection".
By decision of the United Nations, every year on February 20 the importance of human rights and social security is highlighted, and the fight against poverty, exclusion, gender inequality and unemployment is called for. All these issues have gained additional relevance as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
On the occasion of World Habitat Day 2021 on October 4th, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights draws attention to the still existing lack of adequate and affordable housing as well as the aggravation of the problem in the course of the COVID-19 crisis.
On September 29th Karin Lukas, President of the European Committee of Social Rights (Council of Europe) and senior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, will be speaking at the round table on the “European Social Charter – 60th anniversary and 25 years of Russian membership of the Council of Europe” in Moscow.
The Revised European Social Charter by Karin Lukas, Head of Programme Line and Senior Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights as well as President of the European Committee of Social Rights.