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International Treaty Supervision: State Reporting And Petition Systems

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Treaties relating to human rights law or labor standards, because they involve the rights of individuals rather than the interests of states, require specialized implementation mechanisms. Many human rights treaties have some form of individual or collective petition systems, where complaints by individuals or non-state actors concerning state compliance with treaties can be independently reviewed. For member states of the Council of Europe, the regional instruments on economic and social rights are the European Social Charter, adopted in 1961, and the Revised European Social Charter, adopted in 1996. The main body involved with reviewing state reports and evaluating collective complaints is the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR).

Keywords: European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR); European Social Charter; international human rights law; petition systems



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