par Dermine, Elise
Editeur scientifique Eleveld, Anja;Kampen, T.;Arts, J.
Référence Welfare to Work in Contemporary Europe., Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination, Policy Press, Bristol, page (49-66)
Publication Publié, 2020
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : The promoters of welfare-to-work programmes sometimes state that these are based on the will to ‘better realise’ the right to work of their recipients. This chapter questions this assumption and examines whether and under which conditions, those programmes could eventually find their foundation on the fundamental right to work proclaimed in international human rights texts. It demonstrates from an analysis of the international pacts, their preparatory texts and the case law that welfare-to-work measures can only be considered as aimed at realising the right to work if they are likely to improve the chances of their recipients to later find a freely chosen, paid and productive job in the labour market. It shows that this open and abstract condition excludes a large part of welfare-to-work measures from a human rights-based justification for the type of work they value or the way they are implemented.