The right to social security is of undoubted importance today. Especially after the Covid-19 pandemic, its content, features and other aspects are being debated in some Latin American countries. This article aims to delve into the standards of this right according to the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the matter, and certain reports of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. As necessary background, we will study the evolution of ESCR and their justiciability, and we will then examine the content of this right and its link with other rights and principles, such as equality and non-discrimination. Likewise, the principles of progressivity and non-regressivity and their effects will be analyzed, as well as how economic aspects affect the effectiveness of the right to social security today.


Social security Inter-American Court of Human Rights Progressivity Economic and social rights (ESCER) equality and non-discrimination