Update: 22.05.2014

European Social Charter

of 18 October 1961
Entry into force: 26 February 1965
Ratified by 27 members States of the CoE (as at May 2014)

Text of the European Social Charter of 1961

Switzerland signed the Charter on 6 May 1976. A first attempt to ratify the European Social Charter failed in the eighties (see dispatch of 13 Juin 1983: BBl 1983 II 1241 (in German)). Although there is always new discussion attempts towards ratification of the (revised) European Social Charter, at the moment no concrete steps are under way for a ratification.

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