Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1988

Year: 1988

Article 9: Right to social security

1. Everyone shall have the right to social security protecting him from the consequences of old age and of disability which prevents him, physically or mentally, from securing the means for a dignified and decent existence. In the event of the death of a beneficiary, social security benefits shall be applied to his dependents.

2. In the case of persons who are employed, the right to social security shall cover at least medical care and an allowance or retirement benefit in the case of work accidents or occupational disease and, in the
case of women, paid maternity leave before and after childbirth.

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