Regional Perspective: Linking Social Protection and Human Rights

Organization(s): UNRISD
Regions: Americas
Year: 2016

What responsibilities exist at the regional level to provide rights-based social protection? The Organization of American States’ Alexandra Barrantes talks about the importance of shifting the focus to people as rights-holders rather than beneficiaries; the role of legal frameworks (such as the San Salvador Protocol) in creating comprehensive social protection systems, and the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving these goals.

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