Social security provisions in the Constitution of Denmark

Country: Denmark
Year: 2009

Relevant article: 

  • Section 75

Subsection 1. It should be an aim that every able-bodied citizen has the opportunity to work under conditions that safeguard his or her existence in order to promote the common good.

Subsection 2. A person who is unable to support himself or his dependants, and whom no one else is under an obligation to support, is entitled to assistance from the State, while accepting the obligations that the Act relating to such assistance imposes.

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 Danish constitution (English and Danish)

Social Protection and Human Rights