Social security provisions in the Constitution of Iceland

Country: Iceland
Year: 2013

Relevant article:

  • Article 76

The law shall guarantee for everyone the necessary assistance in case of sickness, invalidity, infirmity by reason of old age, unemployment and similar circumstances.
The law shall guarantee for everyone suitable general education and tuition.
For children, the law shall guarantee the protection and care which is necessary for their well-being.

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 Icelandic constitution (English and Icelandic)

Social Protection and Human Rights