European Charter of Local Self-Government (Strasbourg, 15 October 1985)

The European Charter of Local Self-Government opened for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe on 15 October 1985 and entered into force on 9 September 1988. The Committee of the Regions of the European Union calls for the principle of local self-government, as defined by the Charter, to be included in the Community treaties. Moreover, the Committee of the Regions works together with the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) with a view to monitoring the implementation of the Charter.

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Source: European Charter of Local Self-Government (Strasbourg, 15.X.1985). European Treaty Series (ETS) No. 122. [ON-LINE]. [Strasbourg]: Council of Europe, Treaty Office, [23.08.2002]. Disponible sur

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