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Iris Benöhr

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199651979

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651979.001.0001

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The Evolution of Consumer Protection and Human Rights

The Evolution of Consumer Protection and Human Rights

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EU Consumer Law and Human Rights

Iris Benöhr

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the intersection of consumer protection and human right. Recent years have seen a progressive convergence of fundamental rights and consumer protection in EU law. This chapter argues that fundamental rights, especially if used in combination with other rights can strengthen consumer protection in specific areas. Accordingly, it examines the conceptualisation of consumer protection as a human right, and describes the influence of international human rights on consumer law. It then analyses the scope and the limitation of consumer protection under the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Finally, it assesses the practical significance of constitutional rights and principles on consumer protection in the light of specific cases.

Keywords:   Consumer protection, human rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights, constitutional law

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