The prohibition of forced labour and the right to freely chosen work: a comparison of Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK

Anja Eleveld, Neville Harris, Christian Højer Schjøler

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This chapter asks whether sanctions regimes that are adopted in WTW legislation in (European) welfare states comply with the fundamental right to social assistance. It pays particular attention to the role of mitigation mechanism by comparing the sanction regimes in the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, this chapter reveals how policy actors deliberately circumvent the harsh sanction regime recently adopted in the Netherlands.’
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWelfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States : Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination
EditorsAnja Eleveld, Thomas Kampen, Josien Arts
PublisherPolicy Press
Publication dateJan 2020
ISBN (Print)9781447340010
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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