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Public Emergency Decree 766/2020 (Emergencia Pública Decreto 766/2020)

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: Argentina

Public Emergency Decree 766/2020 contains provisions on “suspension of evictions” and “freezing of rental prices.” This decree followed Emergency Decree 320/2020 issued on March 29, 2020, which similarly contained such measures and expired on September 30, 2020, and extends the provisions until January 31, 2021. The decree “considers” that: “the right to housing is protected by various norms contained in human rights treaties” that have been ratified by Argentina and that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for tenants to meet their contractual obligations, resulting in evictions.