The European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) published its annual conclusions for 2014, showing 252 violations of the European Social Charter, a counterpart to the European Convention on Human Rights in the social and economic fields, across 41 Council of Europe member states.
The conclusions show large disparities in the national social legislations. While the Committee found violations in all countries, the number of violations was exceptionally high in countries such as Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Most countries share a non-compliance with the Charter standards on minimum wage. Regarding another critical right, the right to strike, a number of countries such as Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Ukraine were found to be in non-conformity.