Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


George M. Kraw


On October 30, 1989, the European Community adopted the Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers. This Charter sets social standards which the Community, its Member States, and its businesses must maintain. The Charter protects all Community workers, benefits all its citizens, and is likely to have a political impact far beyond the Community's borders. This Article describes the Charter in detail and analyzes it in the context of current world events. The author calls for the recognition of the basic social protections embodied in the Charter as fundamental rights which should be guaranteed to all human beings.