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Original scientific paper

https://doi.org/10.20901/pm.59.1.04

APOTHEOSIS OF THE SOCIAL STATE: SOCIAL JUSTICE AS A COMPONENT OF CROATIAN CONSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY

Valentino Kuzelj orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3028-8562 ; Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
Ana Horvat Vuković orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-8451-5620 ; Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb


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Abstract

The Constitution of the Republic of Croatia expresses commitment to the concept‎ of the welfare state and the principle of social justice as common values‎ of European constitutionalism. The jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court‎ affirms their binding nature and declares their belonging to the inviolable ‎core of the Constitution, so-called constitutional identity. Therefore, departing‎ from these fundamental and “eternal” values would mean to abandon the ‎constitutional order altogether. In the context of enhanced European integration,‎ due to the social deficit of the European Union, it is necessary to protect‎ the social core of the Croatian Constitution. The insistence on the protection ‎of the welfare state and social justice as components of the Croatian constitutional ‎identity does not seek to undermine the European unity. Instead, it aims‎ at creating a socially just united Europe.‎

Keywords

Social State, Social Justice, Constitutional Identity, National Identity, European Union

Hrčak ID:

275488

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/275488

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