La reserva de lo posible se constituye en un límite a la intervención jurisdiccional en las políticas públicas sociales? (Does the Proviso of the Possible (Vorbehalt des Möglichen) Limit Judicial Intervention in Social Public Policies?)

Revista Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, Bogotá/Colombia, 16(2), 181-212, 2014

32 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2014 Last revised: 15 Aug 2014

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Ricardo Perlingeiro

Fluminense Federal University - Faculty of Law; Estácio de Sá University - MA and PhD Programs in Law; Birmingham City University - Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Date Written: May 25, 2014

Abstract

The English version of this text is available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2480757. La versione italiana di questo documento è disponibile all'indirizzo: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2480740. A versão em português deste artigo está disponível em: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2343965.

Spanish Abstract: Frente a la escases de recursos que soportan los derechos sociales, el texto analiza los precedentes del Tribunal Constitucional Federal alemán sobre la reserva de lo posible (Vorbehalt des Möglichen), y concluye que ella no se aplica al mínimo existencial (Existenzminimum) y que, naturalmente, en cuanto a la exigibilidad (justiciabilidad) de cualquier derecho social con fundamento en la ley, no le queda discrecionalidad política al legislador presupuestal. En otro aparte, el texto demuestra que la reserva de lo posible, por el contrario a lo que se pueda imaginar, no mantiene ninguna relación con las políticas públicas sociales, que, contextualizada en el ámbito de los derechos fundamentales procedimentales, se justifican sólo en cuanto medio de realización de prestaciones sociales exigibles.

English Abstract: In light of the shortage of funding to support positive rights to social welfare, the text analyses the main precedents of the Federal Constitutional Court concerning the Proviso of the Possible (Vorbehalt des Möglichen), and concludes that is not applicable to the existential minimum (Existenzminimum) and that, in terms of the enforceability (potential for judicial review) of any other positive rights to social welfare guaranteed by law, the margin of discretion granted to law-makers in budgetary policymaking should be reduced to zero. In addition, the text demonstrates that the Proviso of the Possible, contrary to what might be imagined, has nothing to do with social public policies which, in the context of fundamental procedural rights, are justified only as a means of realisation of the social benefits that may be claimed.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

JEL Classification: I18, K32, K33, K23, K41, I11, I28, H75, H51, N46

Suggested Citation

Perlingeiro, Ricardo, La reserva de lo posible se constituye en un límite a la intervención jurisdiccional en las políticas públicas sociales? (Does the Proviso of the Possible (Vorbehalt des Möglichen) Limit Judicial Intervention in Social Public Policies?) (May 25, 2014). Revista Estudios Socio-Jurídicos, Bogotá/Colombia, 16(2), 181-212, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2441746

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