Social Rights in Israel: Inferior Legal Status and Insufficient Budgets

Jul 19, 2011

Social Rights in Israel: Inferior Legal Status and Insufficient Budgets

This paper describes various rights articulated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to which Israel is a signatory, and evaluates the degree to which Israeli law and policies enforce them. It concludes that the state does not take adequate measures to fully protect its citizens’ right to health, social security, employment, and education, primarily because of budget cuts that have slashed social service funding.

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