socio-economic rights

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 […]

Socio-economic Rights and the Single Market

October 18, 2009

There are two differing perspectives regarding European integration in the context of social and economic rights. On one hand, some view it simply as a triumph of economic freedom and competition. “In this light, the Treaty of Rome is conceived as an economic neo-liberal constitution whose aim is to protect market freedom from public power […]