Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.128 - Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 19/08/2019

Belgium

Declaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 23 June 2003 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with article 5, paragraphe 2, of the Additional Protocol, Belgium declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 4.
Period covered: 22/07/2003 -
Articles concerned : 5


Croatia

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

The Republic of Croatia declares, in accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1, of the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter, that it considers itself bound by Articles 1, 2 and 3 of Part II of the Additional Protocol.
Period covered: 28/03/2003 -
Articles concerned : 5


Czech Republic

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 November 1999 - Or. Eng.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 5 of the Additional Protocol of the European Social Charter:

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

2. the Czech Republic considers itself bound by the following provisions of the Additional Protocol of the European Social Charter:

Article 1
Article 2
Article 3
Article 4.
Period covered: 17/12/1999 -
Articles concerned : 5


Denmark

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 27 August 1996 6 Or. Fr.

Denmark declares that, until further notice, the Protocol shall not apply to the Faroe Islands and to Greenland.
Period covered: 26/09/1996 -
Articles concerned : 9


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 of the Protocol :
Articles 1 to 4.
Period covered: 04/09/1992 -
Articles concerned : 5


France

Reservation made at the time of signature, on 22 June 1989 - Or. Fr.

Non-contributory benefits provided for by French law subject to a condition of nationality shall only be awarded to nationals of the member States of the European Community and of those States which have concluded a convention on reciprocity with France on the award of equivalent non-contributory benefits to French nationals residing in those States.
Articles concerned : -

Declaration made at the time of signature, on 22 June 1989 - Or. Fr.

This Protocol shall apply not only to the French metropolitan territory (Article 9, paragraph 1), but also to the French overseas departments.
Articles concerned : 9


Hungary

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 1 June 2005 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 5, paragraph 1.b, of the Protocol, the Republic of Hungary considers itself bound by Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Additional Protocol.
Period covered: 01/07/2005 -
Articles concerned : 5


Italy

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 26 May 1994, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 26 May 1994 - Or. Fr.

The Government of Italy declares that the provisions of Article 4, paragraph 2, letter a, are to be understood as having a programmatic character.
Period covered: 25/06/1994 -
Articles concerned : -


Netherlands

Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 5 August 1992 - Or. Engl.

The Netherlands accepts the Additional Protocol for the Kingdom in Europe and Aruba.
Period covered: 04/09/1992 -
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 5 August 1992 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1, subparagraph b of the Additional Protocol, the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself bound by Articles 1, 2 and 3 of Part II of the Additional Protocol with regard to the Kingdom in Europe
Period covered: 04/09/1992 -
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 5 August 1992 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1, subparagraph b of the Additional Protocol, the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself bound by article 1 of Part II with regard to Aruba.
Period covered: 04/09/1992 -
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs dated 28 September 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 October 1992 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Additional Protocol for the Netherlands Antilles.
Period covered: 11/11/1992 -
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration from the Minister for Foreign Affairs dated 28 September 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 October 1992 - Or. Engl. br>
In accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1, sub b, of the Additional Protocol, the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers itself bound by Article 1 of Part II with regard to the Netherlands Antilles.

[Note by the Secretariat: The Netherlands confirm the above mentioned declaration for Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) as from 10 October 2010.
See also the Communication from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2010, concerning the modification in the structure of the Kingdom as of 10 October 2010.]
Period covered: 11/11/1992 -
Articles concerned : 9


Norway

Declaration contained in the instrument of approval, deposited on 10 December 1993 - Or. Engl.

The Protocol shall not apply to Svalbard, Jan Mayen and the Norwegian Antarctic Dependencies.
Period covered: 09/01/1994 -
Articles concerned : 9


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