European Social Charter

Social Rights in Europe

Edited by Grainne de Burca, Professor of European Law, European University Institute, Florence and Bruno de Witte, Professor of European Law, European University Institute and the Robert Schuman Centre with the assistance of Larissa Ogertschnig, Researcher, European University Institute

Oxford University Press

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I .INTRODUCTION

1. The Future of Social Rights Protection in Europe
Gráinne de Búrca

2. Social Rights in European Constitutions
Cécile Fabre

PART II. THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL CHARTER

3. The Supervisory Machinery of the European Social Charter: Recent Developments and their Impact
Régis Brillat

4. Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of the European Social Charter’s Supervisory System
Philip Alston

5. Domestic Enforcement of the European Social Charter: The Way Forward
Gisella Gori

6. The Material Impact of the Jurisprudence of the European Committee of Social Rights
Jean-François Akandji-Kombé

PART III. THE EUROPEAN UNION

7. Anchoring the European Union to the European Social
Charter: The Case for Accession
Olivier De Schutter

8. The Trajectory of Fundamental Social Rights in the European Union
Bruno de Witte

9. Social and Labour Rights under the EU Constitution
Brian Bercusson

10. Fundamental Labour Rights after the Lisbon Agenda
Silvana Sciarra

11. How to Be Fundamental with Soft Procedures? The Open Method of Coordination and Fundamental Social Rights
Stijn Smismans

PART IV. ESC JURISPRUDENCE AND THE EU ACQUIS: THE COMMON CORE AND THE ADDED VALUE

12. The Right to Work
Diamond Ashiagbor

13. Walking in the Same Direction? The Contribution of the European Social Charter and the European Union to Combating Discrimination
Mark Bell

14. The European Social Charter and EU Anti-discrimination Law in the Field of Disability: Two Gravitational Fields with One Common Purpose
Gerard Quinn

15. We Don’t See a Connection: The ‘Right to Health’ in the EU Charter and European Social Charter
Tamara K. Hervey

PART V. BEYOND EUROPE’S BORDERS

16. The Integration of Social Rights Concerns in the External Relations of the European Union
Alexandra Gatto

17. European Fundamental Social Rights in the Context of Economic Globalization
Marie-Ange Moreau