Legal Instruments

Here, we provide United Nations human rights instruments, relevant ILO standards and regional treaties relating to social protection and social security.  We have also included examples of national legislation and policies that enshrine a human rights-based approach to social protection.

To view all legal instruments, simply click the search button without entering any criteria.

Does your country legally recognize these instruments?

Find country-specific human rights treaty ratifications in the United Nations Treaty Collection. ILO standards and the status of ratifications of ILO standards can be found in the ILO’s NORMLEX database.


Social Protection and Human Rights