Article 1 of the European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers (1977)

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EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF MIGRANT WORKERS, 1977

In force from May 1983

Chart of signatures and ratifications

Explanatory report

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Article 1 - Definition

1. For the purpose of this Convention, the term "migrant worker" shall mean a national of a Contracting Party who has been authorised by another Contracting Party to reside in its territory in order to take up paid employment.

2. This Convention shall not apply to:

a. frontier workers;

b. artists, other entertainers and sportsmen engaged for a short period and members of a liberal profession;

c. seamen;

d. persons undergoing training;

e. seasonal workers; seasonal migrant workers are those who, being nationals of a Contracting Party, are employed on the territory of another Contracting Party in an activity dependent on the rhythm of the seasons, on the basis of a contract for a specified period or for specified employment;

f. workers, who are nationals of a Contracting Party, carrying out specific work in the territory of another Contracting Party on behalf of an undertaking having its registered office outside the territory of that Contracting Party.

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