oa Constitutional Court Review - The role of courts in the quantitative-implementation of social and economic rights : a comparative study

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2073-6215



A growing number of democratic constitutions combine three components: they entrench social and economic rights, impose affirmative obligations on government to promote and fulfil such rights, and render social and economic rights judicially enforceable at least in some degree. This combination brings forward new and challenging questions regarding separation of powers and the relative institutional competence of legislatures and courts. If constitutional social and economic rights are to be more than mere statements of aspiration, courts must have some powers to give them content and enforce them.

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