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Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Legal depository - Year: 1998

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters  was adopted on 25 June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus (Århus) at the Fourth Ministerial Conference as part of the “Environment for Europe” process. It...

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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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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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Social Protection and Human Rights