List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 035

European Social Charter

Status as of: 28/8/2014

 

    Austria :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 29 October 1969 - Or.Engl./Germ.

The Republic of Austria declares, in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, that it considers itself bound by the following Articles and paragraphs of the European Social Charter :

Article 1,
Article 5,
Article 12,
Article 13,
Article 16 ; furthermore
Article 2, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 ;
Article 3, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 ;
Article 4, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5 ;
Article 6, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 ;
Article 7, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 ;
Article 8, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 ;
Article 9,
Article 10, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 ;
Article 11, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 ;
Article 14, paragraphs 1, 2 ;
Article 15, paragraphs 1, 2 ;
Article 17,
Article 18, paragraphs 1, 2, 4 ;
Article 19, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9.
Period covered: 28/11/1969 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Communication contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Austria, dated 31 May 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 June 2011 Or. Engl.

With regard to the deposit of the Austrian instrument of ratification and the Austrian declaration according to Part III, Article A, paragraph 2, and Part IV, Article K, of the European Social Charter (Revised, ETS No. 163), Austria wishes to notify that it does not intend to denounce Article 8, paragraph 2, and Article 15, paragraph 2, of the 1961 European Social Charter (ETS No. 35) implicitly by ratifying the European Social Charter (Revised). Rather, in addition to the European Social Charter (Revised), Austria continues to consider itself bound by Article 8, paragraph 2, and Article 15, paragraph 2, of the 1961 European Social Charter.
Period covered: 3/6/2011 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Belgium :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 16 October 1990 - Or. Fr. .

The Permanent Representative declared that his Government accepts in their entirety the undertakings arising out of the Charter.
Period covered: 15/11/1990 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Croatia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 February 2003 - Or. Engl.

The Republic of Croatia declares, in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, of the Charter, that it considers itself bound by the following Articles of Part II of the Charter: Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17.
Period covered: 28/3/2003 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Cyprus :


Declaration made at the time of signature, on 22 May 1967, and contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 March 1968 - Or. Engl. .

The Republic of Cyprus undertakes to pursue and carry out faithfully the stipulations contained in Part I of the Charter and also, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) and (c) of Article 20, the stipulations contained in the following articles of Part II of the Charter :

a. in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) of Article 20 :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 12 and 19;

b. in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (c) of Article 20 :

Articles 3, 9, 11, 14 and 15.
Period covered: 6/4/1968 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 20 October 1988, registered at the Secretariat General on 25 October 1988 - Or. Engl. .

According to Article 20 paragraph 3 of the European Social Charter, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus considers itself bound by the following numbered paragraphs of Part II of the Charter :

- paragraph 3 of Article 2 : annual holiday with pay
- paragraph 5 of Article 2 : weekly rest period
- paragraph 7 of Article 7 : annual holiday with pay to employed persons under 18 years of age
- paragraph 8 of Article 7 : night work of persons under 18 years of age
- paragraph 2 of Article 8 : unlawful notice of dismissal given to a woman during her absence on maternity leave.
Period covered: 24/11/1988 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Cyprus, dated 10 February 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 February 1992 - Or. Engl. .

According to Article 20 paragraph 3 of the European Social Charter, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus considers itself bound by the following numbered paragraphs of Part II of the Charter :

- paragraph 1 of Article 2 : reasonable daily and weekly working hours
- paragraph 1 of Article 7 : minimum age for admission to employment
- paragraph 3 of Article 7 : safeguarding the full benefit of compulsory education
- paragraph 1 of Article 8 : maternity leave.
Period covered: 11/3/1992 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Denunciation contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification of the revised Charter, on 27 September 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37 of the Charter, the Republic of Cyprus gives notice of its intention to denounce Article 2, paragraph 3, and Article 7, paragraph 7, of the European Social Charter.

The denunciation is made for purely technical reasons so that the ratification of the Revised Charter will be possible. The denunciation will in no way constitute a regression in the protection afforded to workers as the existing legislation safeguards the right of all employees to three weeks annual holiday with pay. The European Committee of Social Rights has in its conclusions confirmed the compliance of the situation in Cyprus with the aforesaid provisions of the Charter.
Period covered: 7/4/2001 -                              
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2, 37, 7

 

    Czech Republic :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 November 1999  Or. Eng.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 20 of the European Social Charter:

1. the Czech Republic undertakes to pursue the aims stated in Part I of the Charter;

2. the Czech Republic considers itself bound by the following provisions:

Article 1, paragraphs 1, 2, 3
Article 2, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Article 3, paragraphs 1, 2, 3
Article 4, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5
Article 5
Article 6, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4
Article 7, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Article 8, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 [4 (*)]
Article 11, paragraphs 1, 2, 3
Article 12, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4
Article 13, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4
Article 14, paragraphs 1, 2
Article 15, paragraph 2
Article 16
Article 17
Article 18, paragraph 4
Article 19, paragraph 9.

[(*) Note by the Secretariat : Provision denounced - See the declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic, dated 25 March 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 March 2008 - Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 3/12/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic, dated 25 March 2008, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 March 2008 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Charter, the Czech Republic denounces the provision of Article 8, paragraph 4, of the Charter after the approval of this denunciation by the Parliament and by the President of the Czech Republic.
Period covered: 3/12/2008 -                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20, 37

 

    Denmark :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Denmark, dated 23 February 1965, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 3 March 1965 - Or. Engl. .

The Kingdom of Denmark considers itself bound by the following articles and paragraphs :

a. in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (b) :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 16 ;

b. in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (c) :

Article 2, paragraphs 2, 3 and 5,
Article 3,
Article 4, paragraphs 1 and 2,
Article 8, paragraph 1,
Article 9,
Article 10,
Article 11,
Article 14,
Article 15,
Article 17,
Article 18.
Period covered: 2/4/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, dated 24 July 1979, registered at the Secretary General on 10 August 1979 - Or. Engl. .

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (c), the Kingdom of Denmark considers itself bound by the paragraph 3, Article 4.
Period covered: 9/9/1979 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Denmark, dated 23 February 1965, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 3 March 1965 - Or. Engl. .

In conformity with Article 34 of the Charter, the metropolitan territory of Denmark to which the provisions of the Charter shall apply is declared to be the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark with the exception of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 2/4/1965 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 34

 

    Finland :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 29 April 1991, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of acceptance, on 29 April 1991 - Or. Engl. .

The Government of Finland considers itself bound by the following Articles and numbered paragraphs of Part II of the Charter :

Articles 1, 2 ;
paragraph 3 of Article 3 ;
paragraphs 2, 3 and 5 of Article 4 ;
Articles 5 and 6 ;
paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 of Article 7 ;
paragraph 2 of Article 8 ;
Articles 9 to 18 ; and
paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Article 19.
Period covered: 28/5/1991 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    France :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of France, dated 5 March 1973, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of approbation, on 9 March 1973 - Or. Fr. .

I. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) and (c) of Article 20

List of Articles which France is able to accept in respect of all the obligations specified in each of the numbered paragraphs :

- the right to work (Article 1) ;
- the right to safe and healthy working conditions (Article 3) ;
- the right to a fair remuneration (Article 4) ;
- the right to organise (Article 5) ;
- the right to bargain collectively (Article 6) ;
- the right of children and young persons to protection (Article 7) ;
- the right of employed women to protection (Article 8) ;
- the right to vocational guidance (Article 9) ;
- the right to vocational training (Article 10) ;
- the right to protection of health (Article 11) ;
- the right to social security (Article 12) ;
- the right to benefit from social welfare services (Article 14) ;
- the right of physically or mentally disabled persons to vocational training, rehabilitation and social resettlement (Article 15) ;
- the right of the family to social, legal and economic protection (Article 16) ;
- the right of mothers and children to social and economic protection (Article 17) ;
- the right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of other Contracting Parties (Article 18) ;
- the right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance (Article 19).

List of Articles which France accepts in respect of the obligations specified in the numbered paragraphs :

- Article 2, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5 ;
- Article 13, paragraphs 1, 3 and 4.
Period covered: 8/4/1973 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of France, dated 5 March 1973, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of approbation, on 9 March 1973 - Or. Fr. .

Article 12, paragraph 4 (a) concerns equality of social security treatment between nationals of each of the Contracting Parties and those of the other Parties.

The maternity allowance payable under Article L 519 of the French Social Security Code is of such a nature as not to be covered by Article 12, paragraph 4 (a).

The allowance is not intended, as are family allowances, for the maintenance of children. It was introduced for essentially demographic reasons, for the specific purpose of encouraging the birth of French children in France, and hence has a specifically national and territorial character.

However, the national character of this allowance has been criticised in international bodies, which believe that it should be extended to all insured persons resident in French territory. The French Government has accordingly decided recently to investigate the possibility of complying with their wishes.

The French Government asks that formal note now be taken of its intention, pointing out that it will require some considerable time to complete the relevant investigations because of the procedure involved, which entails consulting not only the various ministerial departments concerned, but also family associations, employers' organisations and trade unions.
Period covered: 8/4/1973 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany, dated 22 January 1965, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 27 January 1965 - Or. Fr. .

The Federal Republic of Germany considers itself bound by the following Articles and paragraphs:

a. in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (b) :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 12, 13, 16 and 19,

b. in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (c),

Article 1,
Article 2,
Article 3,
Article 4, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5,
Article 7, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10,
Article 8, paragraphs 1 and 3,
Article 9,
Article 10, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3,
Article 11,
Article 14,
Article 15,
Article 17,
Article 18.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany, dated 28 September 1961 - Or. Ger .

In the Federal Republic of Germany, pensionable civil servants (Beamte), judges and soldiers are subject to special terms of service and loyalty under public law, based in each case on an act of sovereign power. Under the national legal system of the Federal Republic of Germany they are debarred, on grounds of public policy and State security, from striking or taking other collective action in cases of conflicts of interest. Nor do they have the right to bargain collectively since the regulation of their rights and obligations in relation to their employers is a function of the freely elected legislative bodies. Hence, with reference to the provisions of items 2 and 4 of Article 6 of Part II of the Social Charter the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Council of Europe feels obliged to point out that in the view of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany those provisions do not relate to the above-mentioned categories of persons. The above declaration does not relate to the legal status of non-pensionable civil servants (Angestellte) and workmen in the public service.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6

 

    Greece :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 4 June 1984 - Or. Fr. .

Greece does not consider itself bound by Articles 5 and 6 of Part II of the Charter (Article 20, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph b.).
Period covered: 5/7/1984 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Hungary :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 8 July 1999 - Or. Fr. .

The Republic of Hungary undertakes to consider itself bound, in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1, sub-paragraphs b and c, by Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17 of the European Social Charter
Period covered: 7/8/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, dated 27 May 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 June 2004 - Or. Engl.

According to Article 20, paragraph 3, of the Charter, the Government of Hungary infoms that the National Assembly of the Republic of Hungary by its Decree No. 34/2004 (IV.26), has considered the Republic of Hungary bound by the following numbered paragraphs of Part II of the Charter: paragraph 1 of Article 7, Article 10, paragraph 1 of Article 12 and Article 15.
Period covered: 22/7/2004 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Iceland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of approval, deposited on 15 January 1976 - Or. Engl. .

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, Iceland considers itself bound by the following Articles and paragraphs of the Charter:

Articles 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18; also Article 2, paragraphs 1, 3 and 5.
Period covered: 14/2/1976 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Ireland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 7 October 1964 - Or. Engl. .

The Government of Ireland do hereby confirm and ratify the Charter and undertake faithfully to perform and carry out the stipulations contained in Parts I, III, IV and V of the Charter, and, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) and 1 (c) of Article 20, the stipulations contained in the following Articles and paragraphs of Part II of the Charter:

Under paragraph 1 (b) of Article 20 :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 13, 16 and 19.

Under Paragraph 1 (c) of Article 20 :

Article 2
Article 3
Paragraphs 1, 2, 4 and 5 of Article 4
Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of Article 7
Paragraphs 1 and 4 of Article 8
Article 9
Article 10
Paragraph 3 of Article 11
Paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 of Article 12
Articles 14, 15, 17 and 18.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Italy :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 October 1965 - Or. Fr. .

The Italian Government accepts in their entirety the undertakings arising out of the Charter.
Period covered: 21/11/1965 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Latvia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 31 January 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, of the Charter, the Republic of Latvia declares that it considers itself bound by the following Articles of the Charter : Articles 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17.
Period covered: 2/3/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Luxembourg :


Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 10 October 1991 - Or. Fr. .

In accordance with Article 20 of the Charter, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg considers itself bound by the following provisions of the said Charter :

Articles 1, 2, 3, 4 paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 5
Articles 5 and 6 paragraphs 1, 2 and 3
Articles 7 and 8 paragraphs 1, 2 and 3
Articles 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19.
Period covered: 9/11/1991 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Malta :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 4 October 1988 - Or. Engl. .

The Government of the Republic of Malta undertakes

I. in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1(a) to consider Part I of the said Charter as a declaration of the aims which it will pursue by all appropriate means, as stated in the introductory paragraph thereof, and,

II. in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1(b) of the Charter, to consider itself bound by Articles 1, 5, 6, 13 and 16 of Part II of the Charter; and in accordance with Article 20 paragraph 1(c), by the following Articles and Paragraphs of the same Part:

Articles : 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14 15, 17,

Paragraphs :
1, 2, 3 and 5 of Article 2
1, 2, and 4 of Article 8
1, 2, 3, and 4(a) and (d) of Article 10
1 and 3 of Article 12, and,
4 of Article 18
Period covered: 5/11/1988 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 31 March 1980, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 April 1980 - Or. Fr.

As regards the Kingdom in Europe, the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself bound by Articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Article 6, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3; Article 6, paragraph 4 (except for civil servants); Articles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and Article 19, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9.
Period covered: 21/5/1980 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 31 March 1980, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 22 April 1980 - Or. Fr.

As regards the Netherlands Antilles, the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself bound by Articles 1 and 5, Article 6 (except for civil servants) and Article 16.
Period covered: 21/5/1980 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 21 January 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 February 1983 - Or. Fr. .

As regards the Kingdom in Europe, the Kingdom of the Netherlands will consider itself bound by paragraphs 8 and 10 of Article 19 of the Charter as from the date of entry into force - for the Kingdom (the Kingdom in Europe) - of the European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers, which was concluded at Strasbourg on 24 November 1977.
Period covered: 1/5/1983 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 24 December 1985, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 January 1986 - Or. Engl. .

The island of Aruba, which is at present still part of the Netherlands Antilles, will obtain internal autonomy as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of 1 January 1986. Consequently the Kingdom will from then on no longer consist of two countries, namely the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe) and the Netherlands Antilles (situated in the Caribbean region), but will consist of three countries, namely the said two countries and the country Aruba.

As the changes being made on 1 January 1986 concern a shift only in the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and as the Kingdom as such will remain the subject under international law with which treaties are concluded, the said changes will have no consequences in international law regarding treaties concluded by the Kingdom which already apply to the Netherlands Antilles, including Aruba. These treaties will remain in force for Aruba in its new capacity of country within the Kingdom. Therefore these treaties will as of 1 January 1986, as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands, apply to the Netherlands Antilles (without Aruba) and Aruba.

Consequently the treaties referred to in the annex, to which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Party and which apply to the Netherlands Antilles, will as of 1 January 1986 as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands apply to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

List of Conventions referred to by the Declaration
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35 European Social Charter (1961)

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Period covered: 3/1/1986 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 34

 

    Norway :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 October 1962 - Or. Engl. .

Having seen and examined the European Social Charter, signed at Turin on the 18th October 1961, we hereby approve, ratify and confirm the said Social Charter, and undertake to carry out the stipulations contained in Parts I, III, IV and V of the Charter, and also, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) and (c) of Article 20, the stipulations contained in the following Articles and paragraphs of Part II of the Charter:

In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) of Article 20 :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 16.

As regards Article 12, the undertaking is subject to the reservation that Norway, under paragraph 4 of this article, will be permitted in the bilateral and multilateral agreements therein mentioned to stipulate, as a condition for granting equal treatment, that foreign seamen should be domiciled in the country to which the vessel belongs.

In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (c) of Article 20

Article 2
Article 3
Article 4
Paragraphs 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 of Article 7
Article 9
Article 10
Article 11
Article 14
Article 15
Article 17
Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 of Article 19.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 October 1962 - Or. Engl. .

In conformity with Article 34 of the Charter, We do declare that the metropolitan territory of Norway to which the provisions of the Charter shall apply, shall be the territory of the Kingdom of Norway with the exception of Svalbard (Spitzbergen) and Jan Mayen. The Charter shall not apply to the Norwegian dependencies.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 34


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 October 1962 - Or. Engl. .

Having seen and examined the European Social Charter, signed at Turin on the 18th October 1961, we hereby approve, ratify and confirm the said Social Charter, and undertake to carry out the stipulations contained in Parts I, III, IV and V of the Charter, and also, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) and (c) of Article 20, the stipulations contained in the following Articles and paragraphs of Part II of the Charter:

In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) of Article 20 :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 16.

As regards Article 12, the undertaking is subject to the reservation that Norway, under paragraph 4 of this article, will be permitted in the bilateral and multilateral agreements therein mentioned to stipulate, as a condition for granting equal treatment, that foreign seamen should be domiciled in the country to which the vessel belongs.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 12

 

    Poland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 25 June 1997 - Or. Engl./Pol. .

According to Article 20 of the Charter, the Republic of Poland considers itself bound by provisions of the Charter as the following:

Article 1. The right to work (paragraphs 1-4, all)
Article 2. The right to just conditions of work (paragraphs 1, 3-5)
Article 3. The right to safe and healthy working conditions (paragraphs 1-3, all)
Article 4. The right to a fair remuneration (paragraphs 2-5)
Article 5. The right to organise
Article 6. The right to bargain collectively (paragraphs 1-3)
Article 7. The right of children and young persons to protection (paragraphs 2, 4, 6-10)
[Article 8. The right of employed women to protection (paragraphs 1-4, all) (*)]
Article 9. The right to vocational guidance
Article 10. The right to vocational training (paragraphs 1-2)
Article 11. The right to protection of health (paragraphs 1-3, all)
Article 12. The right to social security (paragraphs 1-4, all)
Article 13. The right to social and medical assistance (paragraphs 2 and 3)
Article 14. The right to benefit from social welfare services (paragraph 1)
Article 15. The right of physically or mentally disabled persons to vocational training, rehabilitation and social resettlement (paragraphs 1-2, all)
Article 16. The right of the family to social, legal and economic protection
Article 17. The right of mothers and children to social and economic protection
Article 18. The right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of other Contracting Parties (paragraph 4)
Article 19. The right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance (paragraphs 1-10, all)

[(*) Note by the Secretariat : Provision partially denounced - See the declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Poland, dated 27 January 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 January 2011 - Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 26/7/1997 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Poland, dated 27 January 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 January 2011 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 37, paragraph 2, of the Charter, the Republic of Poland denounces the provision of Article 8, paragraph 4.b, of the Charter following the Decision of the President of the Republic of Poland of 26 november 2010 on this denouncement.
Period covered: 25/7/2012 -                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 37, 8

 

    Portugal :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 30 September 1991 -Or. Port./Fr. .

In accordance with paragraph 1 (a) of Article 20, Portugal undertakes to consider Part I of this Charter as a declaration setting out the aims which it will pursue by all appropriate means, as stated in the introductory paragraph of that Part;

In accordance with paragraph l (b) of Article 20, Portugal considers itself bound by Articles 1, 5, 6, 12, 13, 16 and 19 of Part II;

In accordance with paragraph l (c) of Article 20, Portugal considers itself bound by the remaining articles of Part II.
Period covered: 30/10/1991 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 30 September 1991 -Or. Port./Fr. .

The obligations entered into under paragraph 4 of Article 6 shall in no way invalidate the prohibition of lockouts, as specified in paragraph 3 of Article 57 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic.
Period covered: 30/10/1991 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 6

 

    Slovakia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 22 June 1998 - Or. Engl. .

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, of the European Social Charter, the Slovak Republic considers itself bound by the following provisions of the European Social Charter :

Article 1. The right to work (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 2. The right to just conditions of work (paragraphs 1-5)
Article 3. The right to safe and healthy working conditions (paragraphs 1-3)
Article 4. The right to a fair remuneration (paragraphs 1-5)
Article 5. The right to organise
Article 6. The right to bargain collectively (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 7. The right of children and young persons to protection (paragraphs 1-10)
Article 8. The right of employed women to protection (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 9. The right to vocational guidance
Article 10. The right to vocational training (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 11. The right to protection of health (paragraphs 1-3)
Article 12. The right to social security (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 13. The right to social and medical assistance (paragraphs 1-3)
Article 14. The right to benefit from social welfare services (paragraphs 1-2)
Article 15. The right of physically or mentally disabled persons to vocational training, rehabilitation and social resettlement (paragraphs 1-2)
Article 16. The right of the family to social, legal and economic protection
Article 17. The right of mothers and children to social and economic protection
Article 18. The right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of other Contracting Parties (paragraphs 1, 2, 4)
Period covered: 21/7/1998 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Spain :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 6 May 1980 - Or. Engl./Sp. .

Spain declares that it will interpret and apply Articles 5 and 6 of the European Social Charter, read with Article 31 and the Appendix to the Charter, in such a way that their provisions will be compatible with those of Articles 28, 37, 103.3 and 127 of the Spanish Constitution.
Period covered: 5/6/1980 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 31


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative dated 4 December 1990, registered at the Secretary General on 4 December 1990 - Or. Engl. .

Denunciation of acceptance of Article 8 (4) (b).
Period covered: 3/6/1991 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 37

 

    Sweden :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 23 November 1962, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 17 December 1962 - Or. Fr. .

With reference to Article 20, paragraph 2 of the European Social Charter, signed in Turin on 18 October 1961, I have the honour to inform you that the Swedish Government considers itself bound by the Articles and paragraphs of the Charter mentioned below :

In accordance with the provisions of Article 20, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (b)

Articles 1, 5, 6, 13 and 16

In accordance with the provisions of Article 20, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (c), the following additional Articles and paragraphs :

Article 2, paragraphs 3 and 5
Article 3
Article 4, paragraphs 1 and 3
Article 7, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10
Article 8, paragraphs 1 and 3
Article 9
Article 10
Article 11
Article 12, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3
Article 14
Article 15
Article 17
Article 18
Article 19, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, dated 25 June 1979, registered at the Secretary General on 2 July 1979 - Or. Fr. .

In accordance with the provisions of Article 20, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (c), the Swedish Government considers itself bound by the following additional Articles or paragraphs :

Article 4, paragraph 4
Article 7, paragraphs 1
Article 19, paragraph 7.
Period covered: 3/8/1979 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 31 March 2005 Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, of the Charter, the Republic of Macedonia declares that it considers itself bound by the following Articles of Part II of the Charter: Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 (paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10), 8, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17.
Period covered: 30/4/2005 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    Turkey :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 24 November 1989 - Or. Engl. .

The Republic of Turkey declares, in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 2, that it considers itself bound by the following articles and paragraphs of the European Social Charter :

a. In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (b) :

Articles 1, 12, 13, 16 and 19.

b. In accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1 (c) :

Articles 9, 10, 11, 14, 17 and 18 with all their paragraphs.
Article 4, paragraphs 3 and 5.
Article 7, paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
Period covered: 23/12/1989 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 16 September 1963 - Or. Engl. .

In accordance with Article 34 (2) of the Charter, Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom declare that the Charter shall extend to the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 34


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 16 September 1963 - Or. Engl. .

The Articles and paragraphs of Part II of the Charter accepted as binding in respect of the Isle of Man are the same as those which have been accepted as binding in the United Kingdom.
Period covered: 26/2/1965 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 20


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 26 June 1987, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 June 1987 - Or. Engl. .

The United Kingdom has denounced acceptance of Article 8 para. 4 a) as from 26 February 1988.
Period covered: 26/2/1988 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 37


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 August 1989, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 August 1989 - Or. Engl. .

The United Kingdom has denounced acceptance of Article 7 para. 8 and Article 8 para. 4 b) as from 26 February 1990.

Note of the Secretariat .: The United Kingdom's declaration reads from 26 February 1990 as follows :

The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, having considered the Charter aforesaid, hereby confirm, ratify and undertake faithfully to perform and carry out the stipulations contained in Parts I, III, IV and V of the Charter, and, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) and (c) of article 20, the stipulations contained in the following Articles and paragraphs of Part II of the Charter:

In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (b) of Article 20 :

Articles 1, 5, 6, 13, 16 and 19.

In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (c) of Article 20:

Paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article 2;
Article 3;
Paragraphs 1, 2, 4 and 5 of Article 4;
Paragraphs 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10 of Article 7;
Paragraphs 1 of Article 8;
Articles 9, 10 and 11;
Paragraph 1 of Article 12;
Articles 14, 15, 17 and 18.
Period covered: 26/2/1990 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 37

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