Greece ratified the European Social Charter on 06/06/1984 and the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter on 18/06/1998.

It ratified the Revised Social Charter on 18 March 2016, accepting 96 of the 98 paragraphs. 

It accepted the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints on 18/06/1998, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.
 

The Charter in domestic law

Under Article 28(1) of the Constitution: “International conventions as of the time they are sanctioned by statute and become operative according to their respective conditions, shall be an integral part of domestic Greek law and shall prevail over any contrary provision of the law. The rules of international law and of international conventions shall be applicable to aliens only under the condition of reciprocity.”


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.

Greece factsheet


Latest national report by Greece

 

See previous reports in respect of Greece


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

See all conclusions in respect of Greece (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 Greece.


Table of accepted and non-accepted provisions by Greece

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  

 


Collective complaints procedure

Greece accepted the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints on 18/06/1998, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.


Previous national reports by Greece

European Social Charter (revised)

1961 European Social Charter