The Right not to Join a Trade Union in the Case Law of the ECtHR

Stefan Stanev


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show the link between trade union activity and the ECtHR practice.

Design/methodology/approach – An analysis has been carried out of some decisions of the ECtHR.

Findings – The relationship between trade union activity and the functions of the ECtHR has been examined.

Research limitations/implications – The research proposes an analytical framework and invites future empirical investigation.

Originality/value – The paper explores the link between labour law and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Paper type – Conceptual Paper.

Keywords – Labour Law, The European Convention on Human Right, Trade Unions