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Iberoamerican Convention on Rights of Youth

Legal depository - Country: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Spain, Uruguay / Year: 2009

Article 28. Right to social protection. Youth  have  the  right  to  social  protection  towards  situations  of  illness,  accident  in  the workplace, disability, widowhood or orphanage and any other situation meaning lack or decrease of means of subsistence or capacity to work. The  States  Parties  shall  adopt  as many measures ...

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European Code of Social Security

Legal depository - Country: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom / Year: 1964

This code provides guidelines the Council of Europe’s member States approach to social security. Link to code...

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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2000

Legal depository - Year: 2000

Article 34: Social security and social assistance 1.   The Union recognises and respects the entitlement to social security benefits and social services providing protection in cases such as maternity, illness, industrial accidents, dependency or old age, and in the case of loss of employment, in accordance with the rules laid...

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The European Social Charter, 1961

Legal depository - Year: 1961

Article 8: The right of employed women to protection With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right of employed women to protection, the Contracting Parties undertake: to provide either by paid leave, by adequate social security benefits or by benefits from public funds for women to...

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ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, 2013

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Article 28: Every person has the right to an adequate standard of living for himself or herself and his or her family including: a. The right to adequate and affordable food, freedom from hunger and access to safe and nutritious food; b. The right to clothing; c. The right...

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The Arab Charter on Human Rights, 2004

Legal depository - Year: 2004

Article 36: The States parties shall ensure the right of every citizen to social security, including social insurance. Article 40: 2.  The States parties shall provide social services free of charge for all persons with disabilities, shall provide the material support needed by those persons, their families or the...

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American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Persons, 1948

Legal depository - Year: 1948

Article 16:  Every person has the right to social security which will protect him from the consequences of unemployment, old age, and any disabilities arising from causes beyond his control that make it physically or mentally impossible for him to earn a living. Link to declaration...

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Regional Human Rights Instruments

Africa The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 1981 The Charter has no express provision recognizing the right to social security. Certain aspects of the right may, however, be derived from Article 16, the right to health, and Article 18(4), the right of the aged and disabled to...

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Commonwealth of Independent States Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Legal depository - Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan / Year: 1995

Relevant articles Article 13: 3. For the purpose of creating the necessary conditions for the full development of the family, which is the fundamental unit of society, the Contracting Parties shall contribute to the economic, legal and social protection of family life by such means as social and family...

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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Legal depository - Year: 2000

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union Article 34 provides that the European Union recognizes and respects the entitlement to social security benefits and social services providing protection in cases such as maternity, illness, industrial accidents, dependency or old age, and in the case of loss of employment,...

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The European Social Charter

Legal depository - Year: 1961

Article 12 requires contracting parties to establish or maintain a system of social security at a satisfactory level at least equal to that required for ratification of the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102). In addition, they must endeavour to raise progressively the system of social security...

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The Arab Charter on Human Rights

Legal depository - Year: 2004

The Arab Charter on Human Rights Article 36 provides that the States parties shall ensure the right of every citizen to social security, including social...

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The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Legal depository - Year: 1981

The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights The Charter has no express provision recognizing the right to social security. Certain aspects of the right may, however, be derived from Article 16, the right to health, and Article 18(4), the right of the aged and disabled to special measures...

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