The right to social security in the Portuguese constitution

Duarte Abrunhosa e Sousa


Even though Portugal is a State-supported on social principles, a crisis environment can endanger some fundamental rights. This way, the Constitution could be at risk since social rights have high-cost maintenance. 

During the recent Portuguese crisis, several rights were affected according to the measures imposed by Troika. Nevertheless, the Portuguese Constitutional Court provided critical protection.

Taking into account this context, the author aims to evaluate the need to rethink the future of some rights that are taken for granted in Social States.

JEL:  K31
ASJC: 3309

Słowa kluczowe: social security, Portuguese law, economic crisis, constitution , zabezpieczenie społeczne, prawo portugalskie, kryzys ekonomiczny, konstytucja

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