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Sanitation Law and Policy in India

Resources - Author: Lovleen Bhullar, Philippe Cullet /

Most comprehensive work on sanitation in India. Provides an overview of the existing legal as well as policy instruments related to sanitation in India. Fills the existing gap, both in knowledge and policy instruments, defining sanitation in India. Highlights the importance, complexity, and fragmented nature of the legal and...

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The right to Social Security in European Constitutions: Compendium of provisions of European Constitutions related to the right to social security

Resources - Author: Alexander Egorov, Elisabeth Fombuena, Lola Tonini Alabiso / Year: 2015

This document was prepared in October 2012 and revised in July 2015. It contains, for the constitutions of 48 European countries, a compendium of their provisions that affirm the right to social security, social protection, or social assistance; obligations of the State to protect individuals against specific social risks...

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Stratégie Nationale de Protection Sociale

Resources - Year: 2013

Par l’adoption de cette Stratégie, le Gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire s’inscrit dans les grandes orientations adoptées au niveau international par les Nations Unies et au niveau régional par l’Union Africaine. En avril 2009, le Système des Nations Unies a proposé un « socle de protection sociale » comme une...

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Women’s Rights to Social Security and Social Protection (First Edition)

Resources - Year: 2014

This collection examines the human rights to social security and social protection from a women’s rights perspective. The contributors stress the need to address women’s poverty and exclusion within a human rights framework that takes account of gender. The chapters unpack the rights to social security and protection and...

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Rights-based Approach to Social Security Coverage Expansion

Resources - Author: Krzysztof Hagemejer / Year: 2009

This chapter presents the vision, originating from International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and recommendations, of the universalization of affordable retirement as part of a wider objective of guaranteeing a basic social security package to all. Both the principles that sustain the vision and issues related to design and implementation...

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Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102)

Legal depository - Year: 1952

A reference for the development of social security systems, Convention No. 102 is the flagship of the up-to-date social security Conventions since it is deemed to embody the internationally accepted definition of the very principle of social security.  Convention No. 102 is unique for both its conceptual formulation of social security,...

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Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Legal depository - Year: 2012

Recommendation No. 202 is the first international instrument to offer guidance to countries to close social security gaps and progressively achieve universal protection through the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive social security systems. To this aim, the Recommendation calls for (1) the implementation, as a priority, of social protection...

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The Compatibility between ILO Recommendation 202 on Social Protection Floors and the ICESCR

Expert commentaries - Date: 5 May 2014 / Author: Francine Mestrum

It is undeniably relevant to consider the compatibility of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Recommendation No. 202 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), given that the ICESRC is very demanding, covering not only social security and its main nine branches, but also questions like...

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Legal and institutional frameworks

Appropriate legal and institutional frameworks are of paramount importance to the realization of the right to social security. An appropriate legal framework establishes entitlements in a clear and transparent way, and will allow persons who are entitled to benefits to make claims and obtain redress in case of a...

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Using Human Rights in the Courts to Broaden Social Protection—The South African Example

Expert commentaries - Date: 19 September 2014 / Author: Beth Goldblatt

Human rights have an important role to play in supporting the objectives of social protection which include the prevention of poverty and inequality, ensuring solidarity and inclusion, and creating economically and socially fairer societies. They offer a normative basis and a legal imperative for requiring that states realize the...

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Finding Synergies between Political Support, Legal Frameworks and Funding for Sustainable Social Protection Programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean

Expert commentaries - Date: 3 April 2014 / Author: Simone Cecchini

Implementing social protection policies and programmes (SPPPs) in the absence of clear and specific legal and institutional frameworks entails a number of risks, not only in terms of their continuity, but also of scope, legitimacy and the protection of human rights standards (United Nations, 2009). Legal and institutional frameworks...

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