FEANTSA’s complaint against Slovenia built on the experienced gained from successfully filing a housing-based Complaint against France two years earlier (FEANTSA v. FRANCE, CC39/2006).
The Slovenian Complaint was more specific: it targeted legislation that would have dramatically destabilized the housing security of 13.000 tenants. Essentially, the legislation would have downgraded the protections of tenets against the possibility of having their apartments expropriated by former occupiers. At the same time, FEANTSA expanded the grounds for its complaint beyond Article 31, which guarantees the right to housing. In the Slovenia Complaint, FEANTSA argued that theSlovenian legislation violated Article 31, Article E (right to non-discriminatory treatment) and Article 16 (right to a family life and access to family housing).