Press release - 969(2010)

European Committee of Social Rights publishes 2010 assessment of states´compliance with Revised Charter

Strasbourg, 14.12.2010 -The European Committee of Social Rights today published its 2010 Conclusions in respect of the states parties to the Revised Charter.

These conclusions contain the Committee’s assessment of the conformity of national situations with the labour rights provisions of the Revised Charter such as the right to just conditions of work, the right to fair remuneration, the right to organise and the right to bargain collectively.

In 2010 the European Committee of Social Rights examined reports on the application of the Revised Social Charter by the following states: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Georgia, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. Finland and Ireland did not submit a report in due time.

The Conclusions for the states still bound by the 1961 Charter will be available in the near future. In 2011, the Committee will examine Charter rights related to children, families and migrants. 2011 is also the 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter.


The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996. The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) is the body responsible for monitoring compliance in States Parties.


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