Abstract:"While increased attention is being paid to the role of social protection in improving human development indicators, especially among children, it is important to remember that access to social protection is not just a matter of policies but one of rights, as enshrined in several international human rights instruments, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child. A human rights-based approach to social protection envisions social protection programmes anchored in a system of rights, clearly establishing citizens' entitlements and corresponding obligations for the State. The analysis of whether and how such programmes are incorporated into national laws is an important entry point to advance children's rights". (...)

Keywords:Children, right, social protection, Middle East, North Africa, analysis, legal, frameworks, child, rights, perspective
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ISSN:2318-9118

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Children’s Right to Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa Region—an Analysis of Legal Frameworks from a Child Rights Perspective

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