Bosnia and Herzegovina Signs the European Social Charter
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 1:30 PM

On 11 May 2004, Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the revised European Social Charter. The charter is designated to enforce an international guarantee of fundamental social and economic rights.

The revised document embodies all rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter and the additional Protocol. It also adds, among other guarantees, the right to protection against sexual harassment in the workplace and other forms of harassment, as well as guarantees the rights of workers with family responsibilities to equal opportunities and equal treatment.

In addition, the revised Charter makes several amendments to existing provisions to include reinforcement of the principle of non-discrimination; improvement of gender equality in all fields covered by the treaty; better protection of maternity and social protection of mothers, and; better social, legal and economic protection of employed children.

Compiled from the Council of Europe website, available here.