Social security provisions in the Constitution of Latvia

Country: Latvia
Year: 2014

Relevant articles:

  • Article 109

Everyone has the right to social security in old age, for work disability, for unemployment and in other cases as provided by law.

  •  Article 110

The State shall protect and support marriage – a union between a man and a woman, the family, the rights of parents and rights of the child. The State shall provide special support to disabled children, children left without parental care or who have suffered from violence.

  •  Article 111

The State shall protect human health and guarantee a basic level of medical assistance for everyone.

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

Link to Latvian constitution (English and Latvian)

Link to national study

Social Protection and Human Rights