Right to Social Security
Irene Sobrino Guijarro
- Social security
Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1. The right to social security is a fundamental human right that, very broadly, can be defined as the entitlement of individual members of a society to income security and health care provision. The acknowledgment of the universal human need for social protection against unforeseen life circumstances constitutes a major achievement in the constitutional and legal organization of societies, informed by notions of substantive equality and solidarity. Social security rights, through their redistributive character and central role in poverty reduction and social...