Social security provisions in the Constitution of Armenia

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 reasons connected with maternity is prohibited. Everyone woman-employee shall, in case of pregnancy and childbirth, have the right to paid maternity leave and parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child.

  •  Article 37

Everyone shall have the right to social security during old age, disability, loss of bread-winner, unemployment and other cases prescribed by the law. The extent and forms of social security shall be prescribed by the law.

  • Article 38

Everyone shall have the right to benefit from medical aid and service under the conditions prescribed by the law.

Everyone shall have the right to free of charge benefit from basic medical aid and services. The list and the procedure of the services shall be prescribed by the law.

  • Article 48

The basic tasks of the state in the economic, social and cultural spheres are:

1) to protect and patronage the family, the motherhood and the childhood;

4) to implement health care programs for the population and contribute to the effective and affordable medical service for the population;

12) to ensure decent living standard for old persons.

The state shall, within the scope of its possibilities, be obliged to undertake necessary measures for the fulfilment of the purposes prescribed in this Article.

  • Article 89

The Government shall:

5) implement state policies in the areas of science, education, culture, health, social security and environmental protection;

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 Armenian constitution (English and Armenian)

Social Protection and Human Rights