Morten Kjærum, Director of The Raoul Wallenberg Institute, has been appointed to the group of high-level experts working on The European Social Charter.
Kjærum is appointed by Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The high-level expert group will offer suggestions to ensure the protection and promotion of social rights in Europe. Proposals will contribute to The European Social Charter.
The European Social Charter treaty system is a unique instrument of the human rights architecture. It protects social and economic rights across the European continent.
‘This offers a unique possibility to contribute to the European and global discussion on how economic and social rights can prevent the dramatic escalation of economic inequality. Our discussions in the working group will hopefully offer substantial input to the development of a new social contract with greater emphasis on economic and status equality.’
Morten Kjærum’s appointment to the working group reflects his in-depth knowledge of social rights issues, and experience as Director of the RWI and former Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.