Social security provisions in the Constitution of Malta

Country: Malta
Year: 2007

Relevant article:

Chapter II

Declaration of Principles

  • 17. Social assistance and insurance

(1) Every citizen incapable of work and unprovided with the resources necessary for subsistence is entitled to maintenance and social assistance.

(2) Workers are entitled to reasonable insurance on a contributory basis for their requirements in case of accident, illness, disability, old-age and involuntary unemployment.

(3) Disabled persons and persons incapable of work are entitled to education and vocational training.

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 the constitution of Malta (English and Maltese)

Social Protection and Human Rights