Belgium ratified the European Social Charter on 16/10/1990 and the Revised European Social Charter on 02/03/2004, accepting 87 of the Revised Charter’s 98 paragraphs.

In June 2015 Belgium accepted to be bound by 4 additional provisions (Articles 26§2, 27§1, 27§2 and 28 of the Revised Charter), bringing the total of accepted provisions to 91 of the 98 paragraphs.

It accepted the Additional Protocol of 1995 providing for a system of collective complaints on 23/06/2003, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.
 

The Charter in domestic law

Automatic incorporation into domestic law based on case-law (Le Ski judgment, Court of Cassation, 27 May 1971).
 


Country factsheets

The country factsheets include detailed information on the findings of the European Committee of Social Rights when monitoring the application of the Charter at national level, as well as examples of progress in the implementation of the rights protected by the Charter.

Belgium factsheet


Latest national report by Belgium

See previous reports in respect of Belgium


Latest conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR)

See previous all conclusions in respect of Belgium (HUDOC)


Latest findings of the European Committee of Social Rights

Findings 2019 of the European Committee of Social Rights on the follow-up to decisions on the merits in collective complaints in respect of Belgium.


Table of accepted and nonaccepted provisions by Belgium

Grey = Accepted provisions

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.1
3.2 3.3 3.4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 5 6.1 6.2 6.3
6.4 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 8.1
8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 9 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 11.1 11.2
11.3 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 14.1 14.2 15.1
15.2 15.3 16 17.1 17.2 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 19.1 19.2 19.3
19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 20 21 22
23 24 25 26.1 26.2 27.1 27.2 27.3 28 29 30 31.1
31.2 31.3  

 

Meetings and reports on non-accepted provisions


Collective complaints procedure

Belgium accepted the Additional Protocol of 1995 providing for a system of collective complaints on 23/06/2003, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.


Previous national reports by Belgium

Revised European Social Charter

1961 Charter