Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (Part of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy)
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Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights
(Part of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy)
Ingrid Leijten
Cambridge University Press Academic 2018

Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights deals with socio-economic rights in the context of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The book connects the ECtHR's socio-economic case law to an understanding of the Court's responsibility to recognize the limitations of supranational rights adjudication while protecting the most needy. By exploring the idea of core rights protection in constitutional and international law, a new perspective is developed that offers suggestions for improving the ECtHR's reasoning in socio-economic cases as well as contributing to the debate on indivisible rights adjudication in an age of 'rights inflation' and proportionality review. Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights will interest scholars and practitioners dealing with fundamental rights and especially those interested in judicial reasoning, socio-economic and supranational rights protection.

  • Explores the current state of socio-economic rights protection under the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • Adds a new perspective to the debate on the ECtHR's socio-economic rights protection and fundamental rights reasoning
  • Promotes suggestions for improving the ECtHR's reasoning in socio-economic cases
Ingrid Leijten is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden Law School, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands.