Human Rights Approach to Social Protection

To date, a human rights framework to social protection has been a critical component absent from documentation on social protection. Recently, Dr. Magdalena Sepulveda (UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty) and Ms. Carly Nyst have developed such a framework.

This publication constitutes a summary of the analyses and arguments presented by the Special Rapporteur in her reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly over the past three years with regards to the human rights approach to social protection. It is intended to be an articulation of the fundamental elements of the human rights framework applicable to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social protection systems, and to provide some concrete examples of obstacles that arise when implementing social protection.

The full framework is available here.