COUNCIL OF EUROPE
    COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS

    Resolution ResCSS(2003)31
    on the application of the European Code of Social Security by Switzerland
    (Period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002)

    (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 December 2003
    at the 866th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

    The Committee of Ministers,

    In the exercise of the functions conferred upon it by Article 75 of the European Code of Social Security (hereinafter referred to as the “Code“), and with a view to supervising the application of this instrument by the Contracting Parties;

    Whereas the Code, signed on 16 April 1964, entered into force on 17 March 1968 and since 17 September 1978 had been binding on Switzerland, which ratified it on 16 September 1977;

    Whereas, when ratifying the Code, the Government of Switzerland stated that it accepted, in addition to the parts which must be applied by every Contracting Party (Parts I, XI, XII, XIII and XIV), the following parts of the Code:

    – Part V on “old-age benefit”,
    – Part VI on “employment injury benefit”,
    – Part VII on “family benefit”,
    – Part IX on “invalidity benefit”,
    – Part X on “survivors' benefit”;

    Whereas, in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 74 of the Code, the Government of Switzerland submitted, on 11 July 2002, its 24th annual report on the application of the Code, for the period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002;

    Whereas, in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 74, that report was examined by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, at its 73rd session in November to December 2002;

    Recalling Resolution ResCSS(2003)15 on the 23rd report submitted by the Government of Switzerland in pursuance of paragraph 1 of Article 74 of the Code,

    Finds that the law and practice in Switzerland continue to give full effect to the parts of the Code which have been accepted.



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