Law as weapon of the weak? A comparative analysis of legal mobilization by Roma and women's groups at the European level

  title={Law as weapon of the weak? A comparative analysis of legal mobilization by Roma and women's groups at the European level},
  author={Sophie Jacquot and Tommaso Vitale},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  pages={587 - 604}
ABSTRACT This article is interested with the legal mobilization of transnational interest groups at the European level (European Union and Council of Europe). It compares the legal and political lobbying strategies of two umbrella organizations – the European Women's Lobby (EWL) and the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF), which seek respectively to promote the rights of women and those of Roma – focusing on their interactions with European institutions and law. The article analyses the… Expand
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