This page contains links to some further information and resources about the Charter.
Further details about the Charter can be found at the Council of Europe’s Treaty Office website
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
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?