Signatures and Ratifications 2012

09/07/2012 Estonia accepts 8 additional provisions of the Charter
[09/07/2012] By a declaration from the President of Estonia contained in an instrument registered on 5 July 2012, Estonia gave notification of its acceptance of 8 additional provisions of the Revised Charter. These provisions include Article 30 (the right to protection against poverty and social exclusion) which is of particular significance in the current economic context. A meeting on non-accepted provisions organised in Estonia in September 2010, was instrumental in bringing about a wider acceptance of the rights enshrined in the Charter in Estonia. (more information)
Table on Accepted Provisions
2nd Report on Non-Accepted Provisions in Estonia
04/04/2012 The Czech Republic ratifies the Additional Protocol providing a system of collective complaints
Dépôt de l'instrument de ratification du Protocole des Réclamations Collectives par l'Ambassadeur de la République tchèque, 04/04/2012 Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic, transmitted the instrument of ratification of the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints to Mrs Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, today. This instrument will enter into force on 1 June 2012. Czech Republic is the 15th State Party to the Charter to accept to be bound by the collective complaints procedure.

Luis Jimena Quesada pays tribute to the Czech Republic’s ratification of the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints
Luis Jimena Quesada, President of the European Committee of Social Rights noted with satisfaction that the Czech Republic has made a major step forward in safeguarding and promoting social rights by accepting to be bound by the 1995 Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints. (more information) Interview with Mr Jimena Quesada on the ratification
25/01/2012 "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" ratifies the Revised Charter
[25/01/2012] Following the ratification of the Revised Charter by "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", 32 of the 43 States Parties to the European Social Charter are now bound by the Revised Charter. The "former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" ratified the Revised Charter on 6 January 2012 accepting 60 of its 98 provisions.  The instrument will enter into force on 1 March 2012. Table of accepted provisions Message from Luis Jimena Quesada