The constitutional and international basis of the right to social security


  • Assist. Lect. Abed Hamad Abed Suleiman . College of Law, University of Tikrit, Salahaddin


constitution. - Basis. - a guarantee. - rights. - social.


Abstract: There is no doubt that guarantees of human rights and freedoms are among the important issues, so it is not surprising to find that international covenants and conventions stipulate them, as well as national legislation, and among those rights are those related to social security, as most of the constitutions of the countries of the world stipulate the existence of social insurance. Social rights for individuals, which results in limiting the means of decent living, as human dignity is one of the most important of these rights, and thus it has become the constitutional and international basis, representing a starting point for the legislator and governments to stipulate these guarantees, work to protect them, and not infringe upon them.


First: books

D. Ahmed Fathi Sorour, Constitutional Protection of Rights and Freedoms, 1st edition, Dar Al-Shorouk, Egypt, 2000.

D. Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Shiha, General Constitutional Principles, University House, Lebanon, 1962.

D. Ashraf Abdel Fattah Abu Al-Majd, The Constitutional Organization of Economic Rights and Freedoms, Ma’anshayat Al-Ma’arif, Egypt, 2009.

D. Hamdi Ali Omar, The Egyptian Constitutional System According to the 2014 Constitution, Mansha’at Al Maaref, Alexandria, 2016.

d. Tharwat Badawi, Constitutional Law and the Development of Constitutional Systems in Egypt, Dar Al-Fikr Al-Arabi, Egypt, 1971.

D. Hassan Mustafa Al-Bahri, Constitutional Law, First Edition, Syria, 2009.

D. Hamid Hanoun Khaled, Principles of Constitutional Law and the Development of the Political System in Iraq, 1st edition, Al-Sanhouri Library, Lebanon 2015.

D. Adnan Taha Al-Douri Constitutional Law and Political Systems, 1st edition, without publishing house, Libya, 2002.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Sweilem, Principles of the Democratic Constitution, 2nd edition, Egyptian Publishing, Egypt, 2018.

D. Ihsan Hamid Al-Mufarji, Dr. Katran Zaghir Nehme Dr. Raad Naji Al-Jeddah, The General Theory of Constitutional Law and the Constitutional System in Iraq, 2nd edition, The Legal Library, Baghdad,2007.

D. Ismail Marza, Principles of Constitutional Law and Political Science, 3rd edition, Dar Al-Malak Publications, Iraq, Baghdad, 2007.

D. Shehata Abu Zaid Shehata, The Principle of Equality in Arab Constitutions in the Department of Public Rights and Duties, 1st edition, The Legal Library, Cairo, 2001.

D. Mohamed Abdel-Al, The Constitutional Structure of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, New University House, Egypt, 2017.

Abdul Aziz bin Muhammad Al-Saghir, Constitutional Guarantees for Citizens, 1st edition, National Center for Legal Publications, Cairo, 2015.

D. Adnan Al-Abed, Dr. Youssef Elias, Social Security Law, 1st edition, Dar Al-Kutub Foundation, Iraq, Baghdad, 1981.

D. Osama Al-Sayed Abdel Samie, The Theory of Insurance and Social Security, New University House, Cairo, 2017.

D. Adnan Ajel Ubaid, Constitutional Law, General Theory and the Political System in Iraq, 2nd edition, Al-Sanhouri Library, Baghdad, 2013.

D. Ali Youssef Al-Shukri, Al-Wajeez in the Iraqi Constitutional System, 1st edition, Zein Legal Publications, Beirut, Lebanon, 2017.

Shamil Hafez Shanan Al-Musawi, Amending the Constitution and its Impact on the State’s System of Government, 1st edition, The Arab Center, Egypt, 2018.

D. Muhammad Kamel Obaid, Systems of Governance and the Constitution of the Emirates, 1st edition, without a publishing house, United Arab Emirates, 2003.

D. Jaber Jad Nassar, Al-Waseet in Constitutional Law, Arab Renaissance House, Egypt, 2007.

Ahmed Hassan Al-Borai, General Principles of Social Insurance and Their Applications in Comparative Law, 1st edition, Cairo, 1983.

Hussein Abdel Latif Hamdan, Social Security, 1st edition, Al-Halabi Legal Publications, Beirut, 2007.

Hamid Hanoun Khaled, Human Rights, Al-Sanhouri Library, Baghdad, 2013.

Khalil Hussein, Contemporary International Issues, 1st edition, Dar Al-Manhal Al-Lubani, Beirut, 2007.

Adnan Al-Abed and Yousef Elias, Social Security Law, Dar Al Kutub Printing and Publishing Establishment, Kuwait, 1981.

Youssef Elias, Theses on International and National Labor Law (Analytical Visions with a Future Perspective), Dar Wael for Publishing and Distribution, Jordan, Amman, 2008.

Second: Constitutions

The effective Constitution of the Republic of Iraq of 2005.

The amended Constitution of the Republic of Egypt for the year 2014.

The amended Constitution of the United Arab Emirates of 1971



How to Cite

., A. L. A. H. A. S. (2024). The constitutional and international basis of the right to social security. TIKRIT UNIVERSITY JOURNAL FOR RIGHTS, 8(1), 504–523. Retrieved from