What is a Legal Research Group?
A Legal Research Group (LRG) is a group of law students and young lawyers carrying out research on a specified topic of law with the aim to make their conclusions publicly accessible. Legal research was one of the main aims of ELSA during its early years.
The background of the International Legal Research Group on Social Rights is the economic crisis in Europe. How does a declining economy impact social rights? It is also interesting to make comparisons between countries that are hit by the crisis and those that not. The European Social Charter is the international legal instrument that was explored.
How do austerity measures, applied by the State, affect the rights this treaty guarantees? The project was launched in November 2014 and the final report published in May 2015.