Social Rights in Europe
Edited by Bruno de Witte
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Social Rights in Europe by Bruno de Witte
Book DescriptionSocial rights, while traditionally the neglected sibling within the human rights family, have been prominent on the agenda in Europe in recent years. 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 recent 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 consider other social rights which are seen to be of growing importance, such as health and disability in particular. Writers who are familiar with, and in some cases who have worked within, the various European systems assess different aspects of their functioning, including their respective mechanisms for monitoring and enforcement. The relationship between the two main systems of protection of social rights (The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Social Charter) is considered both in a chapter on the possibility for future accession of the EU to the ESC, as well as through a series of case studies on the right to work, to health, to freedom from discrimination, and the rights of the disabled. This approach allows reflection on the respective strengths and weaknesses of these two systems, and the existing tensions and synergies between them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199287994
(233mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Social Rights in Europe, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Bruno de Witte
Concerned with the legal framework for protecting and promoting social rights in Europe. This book contains chapters that examine procedural and substantive aspects of the Council of Europe's European Social Charter, and the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as the EU's so-called 'acquis' in the area of social rights.
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Author Biography - Bruno de Witte
Larissa Ogertschnig is researcher in the Department of Law at the European University Institute where she is currently completing her PhD on EU Democracy Assistance to the states of the former Soviet Union. She holds a law degree from the University of Vienna and a Diploma in International Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center. She has worked with governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of university reform in several states of Central Asia and was stagiaire in the Delegation of the European Commission in the Ukraine. Her research interests are in the field of EU external relations, human rights and democratization.
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