European Social Charter

The Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights for 2012 are public
Conclusions 2012 (Revised Charter) and Conclusions XX-1 (2012) (1961 Charter)

[29/01/2013] It is now possible to consult Conclusions 2012 and Conclusions XX-1 (2012) by State Party. These conclusions contain the assessments of the European Committee of Social Rights on the application of the Charter.

In 2012, 652 conclusions, including 155 findings of violations of the Charter, were adopted. These conclusions concern 42 of the 43 States parties to the Charter.  As Hungary failed to submit a report the Committee was unable to adopt conclusions with respect to this State.  Conclusions were adopted for the first time with respect to Montenegro, the Russian Federation and Serbia.

The provisions concerned belong to Thematic Group 1  which covers Charter rights pertaining to "employment, training and equal opportunities".

The following rights concern both the Revised Charter and the 1961 Charter:

-  the right work (Article 1)
-  the right to vocational guidance (Article 9)
-  the right vocational training  (Article 10)
-  the right of physically or mentally disabled persons to vocational training, rehabilitation and social resettlement (Article 15)
the right to engage in a gainful occupation in the territory of other States Parties; (Article 18)
-  the right to equal opportunities and treatment in employment and occupation without sex discrimination (Article 20 or Article 1 of the 1988 Additional Protocol)

The Committee's conclusions also cover  the following rights with respect to States bound by the Revised Charter:

- the right to protection in case of dismissal (Article 24)
- the right of workers to protection of their claims in the event of insolvency of the employer (Article 25).

Conclusions by State
General Introductions 2012 and XX-1 (2012)