Article 13 of the European Social Charter (Revised) (Strasbourg 1996) provides: With a view to ensuring the effective exercise of the right to social and medical assistance, the Parties undertake: (1) to ensure that any person who is without adequate resources and who is unable to secure such resources either by his own efforts or from other sources, in particular by benefits under a social security scheme, be granted adequate assistance, and, in case of sickness, the care necessitated by his condition; (2) to ensure that persons receiving such assistance shall not, for that reason, suffer from a diminution of their political or social rights; (3) to provide that everyone may receive by appropriate public or private services such advice and personal help as may be required to prevent, to remove, or to alleviate personal or family want; (4) to apply the provisions referred to in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this article on an equal footing with their nationals to nationals of other Parties lawfully within their territories, in accordance with their obligations under the [European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance], signed at Paris on 11 December 1953.
2. Human security can be addressed only through sustainable human development strategies, not through the acquisition of ever-more-powerful weapons.
3. Security comes less from military power, but more from social and economic institutions such as schools, job creation, hospitals, access to information, access to public transportation, land reform, micro-credit loans, etc (Amartya Sen).