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Ley Orgánica de Discapacidades

Legal depository - Country: Ecuador / Year: 2012

Establece la protección y reconocimiento de los cuidadores y cuidadoras de personas con alguna discapacidad (art. 5; 16). Los cuidadores pueden gozar de beneficios de inclusión laboral como “sustitutos” de la persona discapacitada (art. 48). Se amplía el permiso de maternidad por 3 meses adicionales, en el caso del...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Sweden

Legal depository - Country: Sweden / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 2 (1) Public power shall be exercised with respect for the equal worth of all and the liberty and dignity of the individual. The personal, economic and cultural welfare of the individual shall be fundamental aims of public activity. In particular, the public institutions shall secure...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Italy

Legal depository - Country: Italy / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 30 – Parental Duties and Rights It is the duty and right of parents to support, raise and educate their children, even if born out of wedlock. In the case of incapacity of the parents, the law provides for the fulfilment of their duties. The law...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Germany

Legal depository - Country: Germany / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 6 – Marriage – Family – Children (1) Marriage and the family shall enjoy the special protection of the state. (2) The care and upbringing of children is the natural right of parents and a duty primarily incumbent upon them. The state shall watch over them...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Georgia

Legal depository - Country: Georgia / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 30 … 4. The protection of labour rights, fair remuneration of labour and safe, healthy working conditions and the working conditions of minors and women shall be determined by the Organic Law.  Article 32 The state shall promote the unemployed citizen of Georgia to be employed....

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Armenia

Legal depository - Country: Armenia / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 35 The family is the natural and fundamental cell of society. Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and found a family according to their free will. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and divorce. Dismissal for...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Albania

Legal depository - Country: Albania / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 49 2. Employees have the right to social protection of labor. Article 52 1. Everyone has the right to social security in old age or when he is unable to work, according to a system set by law. 2. Everyone, who is without work involuntarily, and...

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The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation in Law and Policy

Resources - Author: Ashfaq Kha lfan, Ceridwen Johnson, Danielle Morley, Hannah Neumeyer, Heidi Adler-Michaelson, Isabella Montgomery, Jean-Benoit Charrin, Laura van de Lande, Mary O’Connell, Thorsten Kiefer, Virginia Roaf / Year: 2012

This  publication  is  an  extensive  overview  of  laws  and  policies  guaranteeing  the  human  right  to  safe  drinking  water  and  sanitation  at  the  national,  regional  and  international levels. It includes sources from 97 countries. Keeping this publication to a reasonable size, but at the same time providing for a representative ...

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Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Resources - Author: Magdalena Sepúlveda / Year: 2012

These Principles are the first global policy guidelines focused specifically on the human rights of people living in poverty. They are intended for use by governments to ensure that public policies, including poverty eradication efforts, reach the poorest members of society, respect and uphold their rights, and take into account...

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Social protection and social exclusion: an analytical framework to assess the links

Resources - Author: Babken Babajanian, Jessica Hagen-Zanker / Year: 2012

This Background Note suggests that social exclusion is a useful lens for researching and analysing the effects of social protection policies and programmes in low- and middle-income countries. It discusses current trends in social protection discourse, and some specific examples of how social protection could promote social inclusion by...

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Gendered Impacts of Globalization: Employment and Social Protection

Resources - Author: Camila Arza, Elissa Braunstein, Kristine Goulding, Sarah Cook, Shahra Razavi / Year: 2012

The last three decades have seen remarkable changes in economic structures and policies both within and across countries, loosely captured by the term globalization. This paper reviews evidence on how key aspects of globalization processes have impacted the real economy, in terms of employment and social conditions of work...

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One planet to share: sustaining human progress in a changing climate: Asia-Pacific Human Development Report

Resources - Author: Human Development Report Unit / Year: 2012

The Asia-Pacific Regional Human Development Report (APHDR) is an important resource and instrument to explore critical development concerns. The Report informs policies and actions from a human development perspective, putting people at the centre of development debates. As a regional public good, the APHDR focuses on issues that are...

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Work-related social protection for informal workers

Resources - Author: Frances Lund / Year: 2012

The informal workforce is growing worldwide, and changes in the global structure of employment and in places of employment mean that work is a source of hazard and ill-health for many poorer workers. Yet informal workers do not have access to work-related social security. They face high work-related risks,...

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Fiscal Space and the Extension of Social Protection: Lessons learnt from developing countries (ESS Working Paper No. 33)

Resources - Author: Fabio Durán-Valverde, José Francisco Pacheco / Year: 2012

This paper focuses on the analysis of experience in creating fiscal space for the extension of social protection. It presents the results of studies conducted in eight developing countries (Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Thailand) that successfully extended social protection including floors for national...

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The 2012 Ageing Report: Economic and budgetary projections for the 27 EU Member States (2010-2060)

Resources - Author: Economic Policy Committee, European Commission / Year: 2012

This report analyses the economic and budgetary impact of an ageing population over the long-term. Presented to the ECOFIN council in May 2012, the report details the expenditure projections covering pensions, health care, long-term care, education and unemployment transfers for all Member States of the European Union. The report...

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Report on austerity measures and economic and social rights

Resources - Year: 2012

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/141, considers the impact of austerity measures on economic, social and cultural rights, in particular on the right to work and the right to social security, with a specific focus on women, migrants and older persons. It also lays out...

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