1 The right to social security is considered a basic human right and a fundamental means for creating social cohesion; it is closely linked to the concept of human dignity (Human Dignity, International Protection). On a narrow reading it can be understood as the inverse of the right to work, guaranteeing income replacement in case of loss of work (Work, Right to, International Protection). The classical definition goes beyond this narrow conception of income security. It embraces not only the specific basic social risks of the working population—unemployment,...
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