The Committee’s statements of interpretation are an authoritative source of interpretation that add detail to the rights and obligations set out in the European Social Charter. They provide important guidance on the scope and nature of State duties in terms of different Charter provisions and how they apply in relation to specific issues or contexts. 

 The Committee’s statements of interpretation are usually published in the General Introduction to the Committee’s periodical conclusions emerging from its statutory reporting process. This page, seeks to provide easy access to those who wish to delve deeper into the Committee’s work.