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Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development: General Survey concerning the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The ILO’s General Survey 2019 , compiled by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR). The Survey (published under the title Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development) focuses on the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), which calls for...

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Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Decision Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Legal depository - Year: 1998

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters  was adopted on 25 June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus (Århus) at the Fourth Ministerial Conference as part of the “Environment for Europe” process. It...

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Second Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe

Resources - Author: Freek Spinnewijn, Manuel Domergue, Marc Uhry, Maria-José Aldanas, Ruth Owen, Sarah Coupechoux / Year: 2017

Since 2015, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre have released a yearly Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe. These annual reports look at the latest Eurostat data (EU-SILC) and assess EU countries’ capacity to adequately house their populations. The 2017 version reveals alarming evidence of rising homelessness across the majority of...

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Adolescents’ Mental Health: Out of the shadows: Evidence on psychological well-being of 11-15-year-olds from 31 industrialized countries

Resources - Author: Zlata Bruckauf / Year: 2017

It is the right time to channel more public investment for comprehensive support of children’s and adolescents’ mental health and well-being. Target 3.4 under Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda explicitly aims to ‘promote mental health and well-being’, while the WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for 2013-2020...

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Basic Income as a Policy Option: technical background note illustrating costs and distributional implications for selected countries

Resources - Author: Herwig Immervoll, James Browne / Year: 2017

The concept of a Basic Income (BI), an unconditional transfer paid to each individual is not new. However, although many OECD countries have non-contributory, non-means tested benefits for certain groups (most commonly children or pensioners) no country has made a BI the central pillar of its social security system....

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Report on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of State submitted by the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights on his mission to the institutions of the EU (A/HRC/34/57/Add.1)

Resources - Author: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky / Year: 2016

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky,...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Ukraine

Legal depository - Country: Ukraine / Year: 2014

Relevant articles: Article 17 … The State ensures the social protection of citizens of Ukraine who serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and in other military formations as well as of members of their families.  … Chapter II – Human and Citizens’ Rights, Freedoms and Duties Article 24....

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Turkey

Legal depository - Country: Turkey / Year: 2010

Relevant articles: Chapter 3 – Social and Economic rights and duties 1. Protection of the Family and Children’s Rights Article 41 The family is the foundation of the Turkish society and based on the equality between the spouses. The state shall take the necessary measures and establish the necessary...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Switzerland

Legal depository - Country: Switzerland / Year: 2014

Relevant articles: Article 12 – Right to assistance when in need Persons in need and unable to provide for themselves have the right to assistance and care, and to the financial means required for a decent standard of living. Title 2: Fundamental Rights, Citizenship and Social Goals Chapter 3...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Sweden

Legal depository - Country: Sweden / Year: 2012

Relevant articles: Article 2 (1) Public power shall be exercised with respect for the equal worth of all and the liberty and dignity of the individual. The personal, economic and cultural welfare of the individual shall be fundamental aims of public activity. In particular, the public institutions shall secure...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Spain

Legal depository - Country: Spain / Year: 2011

Relevant articles: Chapter 3: Principles governing Economic and Social Policy Section 39 (1) The public authorities ensure social, economic and legal protection of the family. (2) The public authorities likewise ensure full protection of children, who are equal before the law, regardless of their parentage, and of mothers, whatever...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Slovenia

Legal depository - Country: Slovenia / Year: 2013

Relevant articles: Article 50 – Right to Social Security Citizens have the right to social security, including the right to a pension, under conditions provided by law. The state shall regulate compulsory health, pension, disability and other social insurance, and shall ensure its proper functioning. Special protection in accordance...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Slovakia

Legal depository - Country: Slovakia / Year: 2006

Relevant articles: Article 38 (1) Women, minors, and persons with impaired health are entitled to an enhanced protection of their health at work, as well as to special working conditions. (2) Minors and persons with impaired health are entitled to special protection in labor relations as well as to...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Serbia

Legal depository - Country: Serbia / Year: 2006

Relevant articles: Article 66 – Special protection of the family, mother, single parent and child Families, mothers, single parents and any child in the Republic of Serbia shall enjoy special protection in the Republic of Serbia in accordance with the law. Mothers shall be given special support and protection...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of San Marino

Legal depository - Country: San Marino / Year: 2002

Relevant articles: Article 9 … All citizens shall be entitled to social security Article 12 The Republic shall protect the institution of the family, based on moral and legal equality of spouses. Mothers shall be entitled to assistance and protection by the community. Children born outside wedlock shall enjoy...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Romania

Legal depository - Country: Romania / Year: 2003

Relevant articles Article 34 – Right to protection of health (1) The right to the protection of health is guaranteed. (2) The State shall be bound to take measures to ensure public hygiene and health. (3) The organization of the medical care and social security system in case of...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Portugal

Legal depository - Country: Portugal / Year: 2005

Relevant articles: Article 8 – International Law 1. The rules and principles of general or common international law shall form an integral part of Portuguese law. 2. The rules set out in duly ratified or passed international agreements shall come into force in Portuguese internal law once they have...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Poland

Legal depository - Country: Poland / Year: 2009

Relevant articles: Article 18 Marriage, being a union of a man and a woman, as well as the family, motherhood and parenthood, shall be placed under the protection and care of the Republic of Poland.  Article 19 The Republic of Poland shall take special care of veterans of the...

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Social security provisions in the Constitution of Norway

Legal depository - Country: Norway / Year: 2014

Relevant provisions: Article 104 Children have the right to respect for their human dignity. They have the right to be heard in questions that concern them, and due weight shall be attached to their views in accordance with their age and development. For actions and decisions that affect children,...

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