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La factibilidad de los derechos sociales en Europa: debate actual y perspectivas/The Feasibility of Social Rights in Europe: Current Debate and Perspectives



    () (Departamento de Derecho constitucional. Facultad de Derecho. UNIVERSIDAD DE VALENCIA)


El presente trabajo reflexiona acerca de la relación entre el análisis económico y la efectividad y justiciabilidad de los derechos sociales en Europa. En efecto, si en la era de la globalización se confiere una posición relevante al mercado cuando se redactan las normas nacionales e internacionales sobre derechos sociales (incluso en la fase inicial –previendo el impacto económico de dichas normas, la denominada “factibilidad”), el autor pone de relieve que la estructura jurídica y dogmática de tales derechos sociales es tan idónea como la de los derechos civiles a la hora de garantizar su justiciabilidad. En tal sentido, se subraya el camino hacia un estándar común europeo en materia de derechos sociales promoviendo la sinergia y asegurando la complementariedad entre la jurisprudencia social del Tribunal de Luxemburgo (Unión Europea) y del Comité Europeo de Derechos Sociales (Consejo de Europa). This essay reflects on the relationship between economic analysis and the effectiveness and justiciability of social rights in Europe. If in the era of globalisation the market is accorded an important position when international and national legislation on social rights is drafted (and even in the initial phase of the preparation of such legislation, such as when forecasts are made of the economic impact or the so-called “feasibility” of social provisions), the author emphasises that consideration needs also to be given to the legal or dogmatic structure of these social rights, which are just as suitable as civil rights to be treated as justiciable norms. This essay also highlights the road towards a common European standard of social rights by promoting, among other elements, the synergy and potential complementarity that exists between the social case law of the Court of Luxembourg (European Union) and of the European Committee of Social Rights (Council of Europe).

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  • Jimena Quesada, Luis, 2009. "La factibilidad de los derechos sociales en Europa: debate actual y perspectivas/The Feasibility of Social Rights in Europe: Current Debate and Perspectives," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 27, pages 743-766, Diciembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:27_3_9

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