Ad Hoc Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems, Decisions of the Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems Taken at the Afternoon Meeting of 26 January 1950
Ad Hoc Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems
Decisions of the Committee on Statelessness and Related Problems Taken at the Afternoon Meeting of 26 January 1950
Article 15 Liberal professions
1. [The High Contracting Parties undertake to accord to refugees regularly resident in their territory who hold diplomas recognized by the competent authorities of the country of residence, and who are desirous of practicing liberal professions, the most favourable treatment possible, and in any event, not less favourable than that given to foreigners generally.]
2. The High Contracting Parties shall use their best endeavours consistently with their laws and constitutional usages to secure the settlement of such refugees in their colonies, protectorates and trust territories.
Articles 16 and 17 social security
1. The High Contracting Parties undertake to apply to refugees regularly resident in their territory treatment no less favourable than that which they apply to their own nationals in respect of the following matters:
(a) In so far as such matters are regulated by law or regulations, or are subject to the control of administrative authorities: remuneration, including family allowances where these form part of remuneration, hours of work, overtime arrangements, holidays with pay, restrictions on home work, minimum age for employment, apprenticeship and training, women's work and the work of young persons and the enjoyment of benefit of collective bargaining;
(b) Social security (that is to say, legal provision in respect of employment injury, maternity, sickness, invalidity, old age, death, unemployment and family responsibilities and any other contingency which, according to national laws or regulations, is covered by a social security scheme), subject to the following limitations:
(i) There may be appropriate arrangements for the maintenance of acquired rights and rights in course of acquisition;
(ii) National laws or regulations of the country of residence may prescribe special arrangements concerning benefits or portions of benefits which are payable wholly out of public funds, and concerning allowances paid to persons who do not fulfil the contribution conditions prescribed for the award of a normal pension.