Are economic and social rights suspended during the global social and economic crisis? We should never forget that ideologies arose and revolutions have occurred exactly because of violations of economic and social rights. The International Labour Organisation was established to create a reasonable balance among the social partners (employers, employees and the state). This balance should protect economic and social rights on one side and, on the other, allow sustainable economic development. The aim of this article is to highlight the mandatory provisions of the second generation of human rights in international, European and constitutional law.
Economic and social rights, International Labour Organisation, Council of Europe, European Social Charter, Council for Social Rights