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Des droits à part (entière) ? La justiciabilité inaboutie des droits sociaux en droit constitutionnel français

Abstract : As in many other countries, a culture of injusticiability of social rights has long prevailed in France. The dominant conceptions have excluded the possibility that these rights can — and should — be applied and upheld by judges. Two pervading beliefs among the legal community have played a decisive role in this : the belief that human rights fall under subjective law, while social rights do not, and the presumed impossibility for judges to have these rights implemented by the public authorities. Since the 1970s, the French Constitutional Council has applied all of the texts mentioned in the French Constitution of 1958 and the 1946 preamble to determine the constitutionality of French laws. The justiciability of social rights is therefore indisputably set out in the Constitution, but this has not been sufficient to dispel doubts about social rights’ true nature as fundamental rights.
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Laurence Gay. Des droits à part (entière) ? La justiciabilité inaboutie des droits sociaux en droit constitutionnel français. Les Cahiers de droit, Université Laval, 2020, Culture juridique des droits de la personne et justiciabilité des droits sociaux: nouvelles perspectives, 61 (2), pp.397-425. ⟨10.7202/1070650ar⟩. ⟨hal-03094444⟩



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