821st meeting – 11 December 2002
European Social Charter
Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter
a. Abridged report concerning Conclusions XVI-1 (European Social Charter)
b. Abridged report concerning Conclusions 2002 (Revised European Social Charter)
(CM(2002)183 and corrigendum)
c. Implementation of Article 22 of the Social Charter (non-accepted provisions)
In accordance with Article 29 of the European Social Charter and the decision adopted by the Committee of Ministers at the 541st meeting of the Deputies (June 1995, item 4.6), the Deputies, Representatives of the Contracting Parties to the European Social Charter or the Revised Charter in the Committee of Ministers 1 on the basis of the abridged report of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter concerning Conclusions XVI-1 (CM(2002)182) and the abridged report of the Governmental Committee concerning Conclusions 2002 (Revised European Social Charter) (CM(2002)183 and corrigendum):
1. agreed to resume consideration of the draft Resolution ResChS(2002).. on the implementation of the European Social Charter during the period 1999-2000 (16th supervision cycle - first part) and the draft Recommendations on the implementation of the European Social Charter by Greece and Ireland at their 825th meeting (22 January 2003);
2. adopted Resolution ResChS(2002)7 on the implementation of the Revised European Social Charter during the period 1999-2000 (Conclusions 2002) as it appears at Appendix 5 to the present volume of Decisions;
In application of Article 22 of the European Social Charter,
3. decided that states having ratified the Revised European Social Charter should report on the non-accepted provisions every five years after the date of ratification;
4. invited the European Committee of Social Rights to arrange the practical presentation and examination of reports with the states concerned.
1 Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.