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The methodology applied in this Commentary consists of the analysis of primary and secondary sources. The ESC in its revised form of 1996 as well as the conclusions on state reports, the decisions on collective complaints, and the interpretative statements of the Committee are the main sources of information. Moreover, the following primary sources are relevant: the ICESCR, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as well as other relevant EU legislation; jurisprudence of the ECtHR and the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU); selected General Comments of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); reports by selected UN Special Rapporteurs and Independent Experts. These documents provide insight into specific questions of Charter implementation, such as progressive realisation, interaction with standards of EU law, etc. They are also important sources of interpretation and reference points for the ECSR. The Committee’s interpretation of Charter rights is thus connected to relevant international and European standards which are referenced in a concise form in view of each Charter right in Parts II and III of the Commentary. In terms of secondary sources, relevant academic literature regarding questions of ESCR implementation as well as the case law of the Committee has been analysed. The author refers mainly to the Committee’s interpretation of the Charter which is expressed in its statements of interpretation, conclusions and decisions.