Cyprus ratified the European Social Charter on 07/03/1968 and the Revised European Social Charter on 27/09/2000, accepting 63 of its 98 paragraphs. 

In October 2011 Cyprus accepted to be bound by 9 additional provisions of the Revised Charter, bringing the total of accepted provisions to 72 of the 98 paragraphs.

It accepted the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints on 06/08/1996, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.
 

The Charter in domestic law

Once published in the official Gazette, treaties concluded in accordance with the Constitution take precedence over any domestic law (including the Constitution), on condition that such treaties are applied by the other party (Arts 169 and 179 of the Constitution).


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.

Cyprus factsheet


Latest national report on the implementation of the Social Charter in Cyprus

See previous reports in respect of Cyprus


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

  • Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights 2019 concerning Cyprus (Thematic group Children, families and migrants)
  • Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights 2018 concerning Cyprus (Thematic group Labour rights)
  • Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights 2017 concerning Cyprus (Thematic group Health, social security and social protection)
  • Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights 2016 concerning Cyprus (Thematic group Employment, training and equal opportunities)

See previous all conclusions in respect of Cyprus (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 Cyprus.


Table of accepted and non-accepted provisions by Cyprus

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 21 221
23 24 25 26.1 26.2 27.1 27.2 27.3 28 29 30 31.1
31.2 31.3  

1 Sub-paragraph b. accepted

 

Meetings and reports on non-accepted provisions


Collective complaints procedure

Cyprus accepted the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints on 06/08/1996, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.

Previous national reports by Cyprus