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The European Social Charter was adopted in 1961 to safeguard basic social standards. It recognised a wide array of economic, social and cultural rights including the right to education. It was revised on 3 May 1996 to expand on the rights articulated in the original Charter. It also strengthens the principle of women’s equality.

See the following sections for information on the Charter:

Committee

Provisions

Interpretation 

Reporting

Ratifications  

For further information click here to go to the Charter homepage.