What social security rights are there for illegal workers?
To what extent can health care services be refused by the beneficiary, and to what extent can coverage of health care services be refused by social security bodies?
This casebook is composed of two main parts. The first gives an overview of the ways related cases were decided by national courts in a number of European countries. In the second part the reader finds the crucial parts of the court decisions in about sixty cases. The decisions are published in their original language with a summary in English.
This book is useful both for further research and education. It should allow for the development of a theory concerning judge-made social security law and for the discovery of the specificity of legal reasoning by social security judges. As the first of its kind, the casebook makes the teaching of legal reasoning and the making of social security law by judges accessible to a multinational audience. Moreover, not only law students, but also trainees of the judiciary and novice social security judges will benefit from this casebook.
Prof. dr. Danny Pieters (°1956) is ordinary Professor for National, Comparative and European Social Security Law at the K.U.Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), where he is also Director of the Institute of Social Law and the Research Unit Europe and Social Security. Since 1995 he is serving as Secretary-General of the European Institute of Social Security, a scientific association with more than 400 members across Europe. He is program director of the Master in European Social Security, which is a multidisciplinary, multinational postgraduate study organized at the K.U.Leuven. Professor Pieters is the author of several books and articles in the field of European and comparative social security law. In 2005 he became a Member of the Academia Europaea.
Bernhard Zaglmayer (°1976) is a scientific researcher at the K.U.Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) Research Unit on European Social Security, working for the European Institute for Social Security. This Austrian lawyer has previously been involved in projects related to European social security for the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
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