Resources

This page contains links to some further information and resources about the Charter.

Draft Proposal for a Bill to incorporate the European Charter of Local Self-Government into Scots law.

Further details about the Charter can be found at the Council of Europe’s Treaty Office website
https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/122

Council of Europe Explanatory Notes on the Charter

The Council of Europe monitors the Charter’s implementation through country reporting. Two such reports have been written on the United Kingdom:-

Monitoring Report on Visit to the United Kingdom 1998
Report on Local and Regional Democracy in the United Kingdom – CG (5) 7 Part II
Monitoring Report on Visit to the United Kingdom 2014
Local and Regional Democracy in the United Kingdom – CG(26)FINAL

Final Report of COSLA’s Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy

House of Commons Library Briefing No.8061 What is the Council of Europe?

Treaty-Making For Standards Of Local Government: The European Charter Of Local Self-Government And Its Possible Application Beyond Europe. University of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper 2011/24

Paper by Jeremy Smith, 2013. Local Government in England: do we comply with the European Charter of Local Self-Government?