Submission by Amnesty International on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to make this submission concerning an Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights (‘EPSR’) in response to the European Commission’s public consultation. The submission focuses on four major issues:

  1. Align the EPSR as far as possible with international human rights law and standards
  2. Reflect international human rights law in the scope of protection offered by the EPSR
  3. Take international human rights obligations into account in law and policy development and implementation
  4. The need for stronger accountability, transparency and participation