Social security provisions in the Constitution of Belgium

Country: Belgium
Year: 2014

Relevant articles:

  • Article 23

Everyone has the right to lead a life in keeping with human dignity.
To this end, the laws federate laws and rules referred to in Article 134 guarantee economic, social and cultural rights, taking into account corresponding obligations, and determine the conditions for exercising them.

 These rights include among others :

2.  the right to social security, to health care and to social, medical and legal aid;

6. the right to family benefits.

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 national study

Link to Belgian constitution (French, English, German and Dutch)

Social Protection and Human Rights