Social security provisions in the Constitution of Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2008

Relevant articles:

  • Article 5

5. All persons are entitled to the protection of their health and of their genetic identity.

  •  Article 21

1. The family, being the cornerstone of the preservation and the advancement of the Nation, as well as marriage, motherhood and childhood, shall be under the protection of the State.

2. Families with many children, disabled war and peace-time veterans, war victims, widows and orphans, as well as persons suffering from incurable bodily or mental ailments are entitled to the special care of the State.

3. The State shall care for the health of citizens and shall adopt special measures for the protection of youth, old age, disability and for the relief of the needy.

6. People with disabilities are entitled to benefit from measures ensuring their self-sufficiency, professional integration and participation in the social, economic and political life of the Country.

  • Article 22

5. The State shall care for the social security of the working people, as specified by law.

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 Greek constitution (English, French, German and Greek)

Link to national study

Social Protection and Human Rights