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Article 43. Economic and Social Rights

(1) Every person has the right–

  • (a) to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care;
  • (b) to accessible and adequate housing, and to reasonable standards of sanitation;
  • (c) to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality;
  • (d) to clean and safe water in adequate quantities;
  • (e) to social security; and
  • (f) to education.

(2) A person shall not be denied emergency medical treatment.

(3) The State shall provide appropriate social security to persons who are unable to support themselves and their dependants.