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Member States of the Council of Europe and the European Social Charter

Situation at 26 March 2013

The dates in bold on a grey background correspond to the dates of signature or ratification of the 1961 Charter; the other dates correspond to the signature or ratification of the 1996 revised Charter.

* States whose ratification is necessary for the entry into force of the 1991 Amending Protocol. In practice, in accordance with a decision taken by the Committee of Ministers, this Protocol is already applied.

X State having recognised the right of national NGOs to lodge collective complaints against it.

Member States Signatures Ratifications Acceptance of
collective complaint
procedure
Albania  21/09/1998 14/11/2002  
Andorra  04/11/2000 12/11/2004  
Armenia  18/10/2001 21/01/2004  
Austria  07/05/1999 20/05/2011  
Azerbaļjan  18/10/2001 02/09/2004  
Belgium   03/05/1996 02/03/2004 23/06/2003
Bosnia and  Herzegovina 11/05/2004 07/10/2008  
Bulgaria  21/09/1998 07/06/2000  07/06/2000
Croatia   06/11/2009 26/02/2003 26/02/2003
Cyprus  03/05/1996  27/09/2000 06/08/1996
Czech Republic  04/11/2000 03/11/1999 04/04/2012
Denmark 

*

03/05/1996 03/03/1965  
Estonia  04/05/1998 11/09/2000  
Finland   03/05/1996 21/06/2002 17/07/1998 X
France   03/05/1996 07/05/1999 07/05/1999
Georgia  30/06/2000 22/08/2005  
Germany

29/06/2007 27/01/1965  
Greece  03/05/1996 06/06/1984  18/06/1998
Hungary  07/10/2004 20/04/2009  
Iceland  04/11/1998 15/01/1976  
Ireland   04/11/2000 04/11/2000 04/11/2000
Italy   03/05/1996 05/07/1999 03/11/1997
Latvia  29/05/2007 26/03/2013  
Liechtenstein 09/10/1991    
Lithuania  08/09/1997 29/06/2001  
Luxembourg  *  11/02/1998 10/10/1991  
Malta  27/07/2005 27/07/2005  
Republic of Moldova 03/11/1998 08/11/2001  
Monaco 05/10/2004    
Montenegro 22/03/2005 03/03/2010  
Netherlands  23/01/2004 03/05/2006 03/05/2006
Norway   07/05/2001 07/05/2001 20/03/1997
Poland  25/10/2005 25/06/1997  
Portugal   03/05/1996 30/05/2002 20/03/1998
Romania 14/05/1997 07/05/1999  
Russian Federation 14/09/2000 16/10/2009  
San Marino 18/10/2001    
Serbia 22/03/2005 14/09/2009  
Slovak Republic 18/11/1999 23/04/2009  
Slovenia   11/10/1997 07/05/1999 07/05/1999
Spain 23/10/2000 06/05/1980  
Sweden  03/05/1996 29/05/1998 29/05/1998
Switzerland  06/05/1976    
«the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia»  27/05/2009 06/01/2012  
Turkey    06/10/2004 27/6/2007  
Ukraine  07/05/1999 21/12/2006  
United Kingdom  * 07/11/1997 11/07/62  

Number of States

47

2 + 45 = 47

10 + 33 = 43


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