European Social Charter

The Committee of Ministers and the Collective Complaints Procedure


  The Committee of Ministers intervenes in the last stage of the supervisory process in the collective complaints procedure.

Article 9 of the Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints provides that the Committee of Ministers shall adopt a resolution closing the procedure on the basis of the report of the European Committee on Social Rights and, where the European Committee of Social Rights has found a violation of the Charter, it shall adopt a recommendation addressed to the State Party concerned.

These  adopted texts are available on line on the website of the Committee of Ministers. It is also possible to retrieve these texts by performing a search on the ESC Caselaw Database.