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Social Rights in Europe

Gráinne de Búrca, Bruno de Witte, and Larissa Ogertschnig


Social rights, while traditionally the neglected sibling within the human rights family, have been prominent on the agenda in Europe. The debate over the justiciability of social rights in the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights and the revision of the Council of Europe's European Social Charter have contributed in different ways to this prominence. The chapters in this book examine these developments, and discuss some of the current dilemmas and challenges for the system of protection of social rights in Europe. The collection moves deliberately beyond the traditional focus on labour rights to ... More

Keywords: social rights, human rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights, Council of Europe, European Social Charter, labour rights, health, disability, monitoring, enforcement, right to work, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gráinne de Búrca, editor
Professor of Law, European University Institute, and Global Law School, New York University

Bruno de Witte, editor
Professor of EU Law, European University Institute, Florence

Larissa Ogertschnig, editor
Researcher, Department of Law, European University Institute

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Part I Introduction

Part II The European Social Charter

Part III The European Union

Part IV ESC Jurisprudence and The EU Acquis: The Common Core and The Added Value

12 The Right to Work

Diamond Ashiagbor

Part V Beyond Europe's Borders