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The contents of the EUR-lex site amount to some 2 815 000 documents with texts dating back to 1951. The database is updated daily and every year around 12 000 documents are added.

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In many cases, the statutes of EU member states must adopt the implications of EU regulatory instruments. The affected (compliant) statute books are of these countries:
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Statutes and Treaties by Function of Government (COFOG Class), closest to people & with indication of impacted Economic Activities (ISIC Class)




07 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 07 - Health.
The related category of industry (ISIC) is Q - Human health and social work activities.

7.1 - Medical products, appliances and equipment:
7.2 - Outpatient services:
7.3 - Hospital Services:
7.4 - Public health services: European Code of Social Security - Part II - Medical care;
- International Health Regulations (IHR 2005);
7.5 - R&D Health: Agreement on the Establishment of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI);
7.6 - Health n.e.c.: African Youth Charter (2006, Article 16 Health);
- WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC);
- Convention (No.187) concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health;
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Article 25;
Convention on the Rights of the Child Articles 24, 25.

More elaborate lists of treaties in the categories General public health, Occupational health, Drugs and psychotropic substances, Medicine and health care are provided by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo (Norway).

Statutes relating to the Economy, Environment and Community

Statutes COFOG 04.1: Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society (SCE) (Check out also Consultation on the results of the study on its implementation (2011))
COFOG 04.1.1: IP Laws, IP-related Laws and IP Treaty Membership of European Union
COFOG 04.1.2: NATLEX, ILO's database of national labour, social security and related human rights



04 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 04 - Economic affairs and government 04 function map.
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
04.1.1: K - Financial and insurance activities
04.2: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing;
04.3: D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and B - Mining and quarrying
04.4: B - Mining and quarrying, C - Manufacturing and F - Construction
04.5: H - Transportation and storage
04.6: J - Information and communication
04.7.1: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles;
04.7.2; 04.7.3: I - Accommodation and food service activities


04.1.1 - General economic and commercial affairs:
- Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement);
and 62 other treaties on trade in goods and services;
04.1.2 - General labour affairs: Convention (No.1) Limiting the Hours of Work in Industrial Undertakings to Eight in the Day and Forty-eight in the Week;
- Convention (No.81) concerning Labour Inspection in Industry and Commerce;
04.2 - Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture;
- Agreement on Agriculture;
- International Bovine Meat Agreement;
- International Dairy Agreement;
- Convention (No.129) concerning Labour Inspection in Agriculture;
- Convention (No.184) concerning Safety and Health in Agriculture;
- International Grains Agreement;
- Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Committee on World Food Security)
04.3 - Fuel and energy:
04.4 - Mining, manufacturing and construction:
04.5 - Transport: Convention (No.134) concerning the Prevention of Occupational Accident to Seafarers;
132 treaties in the categories Air Transport;
- Road Transport, Rail Transport, Maritime Transport;
- Convention (No.165) concerning Social Security for Seafarers (Revised);
04.6 - Communication:
- 8 treaties in the category Postal and other communications;
- 20 treaties in the category Telecommunication;
04.7 - Other industries:
04.8 - R&D Economic affairs:
04.9 - Economic affairs n.e.c.: 20 treaties on Economic integration;
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles 17, 19, 20, 22

More elaborate lists of treaties in the categories Economic Law, Occupational health and Intellectual Property are provided by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo (Norway).

Statutes establishing Society's Foundations




01 with detailed structure and explanatory notes at COFOG Division 01 - General public services.
The related categories of industry (ISIC) are:
- O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
- 01.1: U - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies

01.1 - Executive and legislative organs, financial and fiscal affairs, external affairs: Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
01.2 - Foreign economic aid: 22 treaties in the category Aid and development;
01.3 - General services: African Charter on Statistics
01.4 - Basic research:
01.5 - R&D General public services:
01.6 - General public services n.e.c.:
01.7 - Public debt transactions:
01.8 - Transfers of general character between different levels of government:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles 13, 14, 15, 21

The Fringes

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