Enforcement of social rights - Upholding of obligations in Denmark

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This paper looks at the Danish system of remedies in order to assess how the social rights of Union citizens are enforced and upheld in Denmark. Decisions in the social field broadly understood - including social assistance, education, housing and health care - are adopted by various bodies and can be appealed before different complaints board. Recourse to ordinary courts is nevertheless also always possible (section 1.2) and legal aid might be obtained under strict conditions (section 1.3). Yet, the administrative complaints system is a corner stone in the protection of social rights in Denmark (section 1.4). In all the mentioned areas of social law, the Parliamentary Ombudsman can be seized where administrative remedies have been exhausted (section 1.5). Finally, several public bodies are responsible for ensuring supervision of public authorities in the social field (section 1.6).
Publikationsdato14 dec. 2015
Antal sider28
StatusUdgivet - 14 dec. 2015

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