Social and Economic Rights in the Strasbourg Convention
University of Ulster - Transitional Justice Institute
March 26, 2009
RULE OF LAW AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS: THE AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN CONVENTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Esperia Publications, London, 2009
This paper addresses the question of how far the European Convention on Human Rights can be used to promote social and economic rights. The purpose of this paper is to examine just how far the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights can be pushed in the protection of social and economic rights. It looks at the direct or indirect protection offered to such social and economic rights as the right to a healthy environment, the right to earn a livelihood and the right to health care.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: human rights, social rights, economic rights, European Convention on Human Rights, socio-economic rights, social and economic rights
JEL Classification: K33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 26, 2009 ; Last revised: March 8, 2012
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