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The Case Law of the European Court of Justice

November 7, 2009

Many of the socio-economic rights incorporated into the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU) have already been given recognition by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In relation to the workings of the single market, throughout the history of the European Community (EC), it was not the case that its negative aspects […]

Introduction to the European Social Charter

September 19, 2009

Even though economic and social rights were present in the constitutions of France, Germany and Italy after the Second World War, it was decided not to include them in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR). This decision was defended by one of the key drafters, Pierre-Henri Teitgen, on […]