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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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.
|Title:||Economic and social rights in the European charter of fundamental rights|
|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|
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