Legal Research Group on Social Rights

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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.

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Austerity measures and their implications – The role of the European Social Charter in maintaining minimum social standards in countries undergoing austerity measures

Click the icon on the right to access the full 1,579-page document, including ELSA Malta’s contribution at page 926.[/icon_feature][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=”” animation_delay=”” fullwidth=”no” bg_type=”solid_color” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” parallax=”” video_texture=”” fw_columns=”” fw_same_height=”” border=”” waved_border_top=”” waved_border_bottom=”” top_margin=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”866″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Maltese Legal Research Group on Social Rights regarding austerity measures and its implications for 2014/2015 was concluded, and the final report was published in May.

ELSA Malta would like to thank Academic Coordinator Bernice Saliba; Linguistic Editors Claire Caruana, Liza Marie Cassar and Calvin Calleja; and Researchers Luca Zahra, Nicole Attard, Diana Ungureanu, Rachel Vella Baldacchino (in absentia) and Justine Calleja (in absentia) for their contribution to this relevant issue and its social impact from a local perspective. ELSA Malta would also like to thank the LRG’s Academic Supervisor, Dr. Ivan Mifsud.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]