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Social and Economic Rights in the Strasbourg Convention

RULE OF LAW AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS: THE AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN CONVENTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Esperia Publications, London, 2009

19 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last revised: 8 Mar 2012

Rory O'Connell

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute

Date Written: March 26, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: human rights, social rights, economic rights, European Convention on Human Rights, socio-economic rights, social and economic rights

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

O'Connell, Rory, Social and Economic Rights in the Strasbourg Convention (March 26, 2009). RULE OF LAW AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF CITIZENS: THE AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN CONVENTIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Esperia Publications, London, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1368722

Rory O'Connell (Contact Author)

Ulster University - Transitional Justice Institute ( email )

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Newtownabbey, County Antrim BT37 OQB
Northern Ireland

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