Portugal ratified the European Social Charter on 30/09/1991and the Revised European Social Charter on 30/05/2002, accepting all of its 98 paragraphs.

It accepted the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints on 20/03/1998, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints.
 

The Charter in domestic law

Under Article 8§2 of the Constitution: “Rules provided for in international conventions duly ratified or approved, following their official publication, apply in municipal law as long as they remain internationally binding with respect to the Portuguese State.”


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.

Portugal factsheet


Latest national report by Portugal

See previous reports in respect of Portugal


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

See all conclusions in respect of Portugal (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 Portugal.


Table of accepted and non-accepted provisions by Portugal

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

Portugal accepted the Additional Protocol providing for a system of collective complaints on 20/03/1998, but has not yet made a declaration enabling national NGOs to submit collective complaints


Previous national reports by Portugal