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Economic and social rights in the European charter of fundamental rights

Ashiagbor, D.; (2004) Economic and social rights in the European charter of fundamental rights. European human rights law review , 9 (1) pp. 62-72.

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Abstract

Explores the extent to which the codification of the European human rights acquis through the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and the draft Treaty Establishing A Constitution for Europe might enhance social rights and social policy discourse, and strengthen the protection of social and economic rights. Discusses: (1) the legal status of the Charter; (2) the origins of the rights and principles contained within the Charter's unconventional grouping of rights; (3) the scope and weaknesses of the substantive provisions contained in the solidarity chapter; and (4) the potential for judicial activism in interpreting the social and economic rights under the general provisions of the Charter and the implications of distinguishing between rights and principles.

Type: Article
Title: Economic and social rights in the European charter of fundamental rights
Language: English
Additional information: A Sweet & Maxwell publication available with subscription
Keywords: Constitutional rights, EC law, Human rights, social policy
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/11812
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