The United Kingdom ratified the European Social Charter on 11/07/1962 and has accepted 60 of the Charter’s 72 paragraphs.

It has not signed the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter or the Additional Protocol Providing for a System of Collective Complaints.

The United Kingdom has signed but not yet ratified the Amending Protocol to the European Social Charter and the Revised Charter.
 

The Charter in domestic law

The United Kingdom is a dualist 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.

The United Kingdom factsheet


National Report on the implementation of the European Social Charter submitted by the United Kingdom

40th National Report on the implementation of the European Social Charter submitted by the United Kingdom, 9 March 2021

Comments by the Scottish Human Rights Commission

Comments by the Amnesty International 

Comments by The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) 

UK Government Response to Comments from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

 

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See previous reports in respect of the United Kingdom


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

See all conclusions in respect of the United Kingdom (HUDOC)


Table of accepted and non-accepted provisions by the United Kingdom

Grey = Accepted provisions

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 3.1 3.2 3.3
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
9 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 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 16 17 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
AP1 AP2 AP3 AP4 AP = Additional Protocol

 


Collective complaints procedure

The United Kingdom has not signed the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter or the Additional Protocol Providing for a System of Collective Complaints.


Previous national reports by the United Kingdom