Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.163 - European Social Charter (revised)

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 17/10/2019


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister for External Relations of Andorra, dated 2 November 2000, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature of the instrument on 4 November 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the Principality of Andorra wishes this act of signature to be interpreted as a sign in favour of European solidarity. With the signature of the European Social Charter (revised), the Principality of Andorra joins the majority of member States of the Council of Europe which have recognised the Charter's principles. Nevertheless, the particular structure of the Andorran society and economy commit the Principality of Andorra to protect the essential elements of its specificity, and in this view, some articles of the European Social Charter (revised) seem to present difficulties for an immediate ratification.
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Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Andorra, handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 12 November 2004 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Part III, Article A, of the Charter, the Principality of Andorra declares to be bound by the following Articles and paragraphs of Part II of the Charter :

Article 1 – the right to work (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 2 - the right to just conditions of work (paragraphs 1-7)
Article 3 - the right to safe and healthy working conditions (paragraphs 1-4)
Article 4 – the right to a fair remuneration (paragraphs 1-5)
Article 5 – the right to organize
Article 7 – the right of children and young persons to protection (paragraphs 1-10)
Article 8 – the right of employed women to protection of maternity (paragraphs 1-5)
Article 9 – the right to vocational guidance
Article 10 - the right to vocational training (paragraphs 1-5)
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 1-4)
Article 14 – the right to benefit from social welfare services (paragraphs 1-2)
Article 15 – the right of persons with disabilities to independence, social integration and participation in the life of the community (paragraphs 1-3)
Article 17 – The right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection (paragraphs 1-2)
Article 18 – The right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of other Parties (paragraph 4)
Article 19 – The right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance (paragraphs 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12)
Article 20 – The right to equal opportunities and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex
Article 23 – The right of elderly persons to social protection
Article 26 – The right to dignity at work (paragraphs 1-2)
Article 30 – The right to protection against poverty and social exclusion
Article 31 – The right to housing (paragraphs 1-2).
Period covered: 01/01/2005 -
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