International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations
Volume 32 (2016)
Volume 32 (2016) / Issue 2
Sybe A. de Vries, 'Protecting Fundamental (Social) Rights through the Lens of the EU Single Market: The Quest for a More Holistic Approach' (2016) 32 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, Issue 2, pp. 203–229
In this article, four trajectories will be followed with a view to further developing the linkages that exist between the EU Single Market and fundamental (social) rights and to examining to what extent the EU Single Market, apart from putting constraints on the realization of social rights, offers the chances to enhance and even strengthen the social face of the EU. The question is whether the current approach to EU free movement law by the EU Institutions and most notably the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) could benefit the protection of fundamental social rights. The article also examines the potential impact of the EU Charter and the changes brought about by the Lisbon Treaty, strengthening the social face of the EU.
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