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.

Social Protection and Human Rights