Last Update: December 2017
Institutional Framework Database for Social Policy
in Latin America and the Caribbean
National Profiles
The legal and regulatory dimension refers to the existing legal base of the institutional framework of social policy as a central element in order to identify the State's commitments to guarantee the economic, social, and cultural rights of persons. This dimension incorporates the adherence and ratification of international compacts and treaties, the guarantee of rights, and the presence of different social issues in constitutional texts and specific national laws and regulations. Thus, it includes sectoral social laws, especially social development and social protection laws, as well as legislation devoted to specific segments of the population.
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