Article 13 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 13 - Housing

1. Each Contracting Party shall accord to migrant workers, with regard to acess to housing and rents, treatment not less favourable than that accorded to its own nationals, insofar as this matter is covered by domestic laws and regulations.

2. Each Contracting Pary shall ensure that the competent national authorities carry out inspections in appropriate cases in collaboration with the respective consular authorites, acting within their competence, to ensure that standards of fitness of accomodation are kept up for migrant workers as for its own nationals.

3. Each Contracting Party undertakes to protect migrant workers against exploitation in respect of rents, in accordance with its laws and regulations on the matter.

4. Each Contracting Party shall ensure, by the means available to the competent national authorities, that the housing of the migrant worker shall be suitable.

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