The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness is a United Nations multilateral treaty whereby sovereign states agree to reduce the incidence of. On the occasion of its accession to the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, adopted in New York on 30 August , the Republic of Argentina. Adopted on 30 August by a conference of plenipotentiaries which met in and reconvened in in pursuance of General Assembly resolution .
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To prevent statelessness in such cases, States may either statelessnesz nationality to children automatically at birth or subsequently upon application. However, despite this, many cases remained ambiguous or uncovered primarily due to the fact that a person did not always receive the nationality of its parents, or was born in a certain place and not always provided citizenship of that state. It is hence incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention.
Consequently, the interpretative declaration in question was accepted for deposit upon the above-stipulated one year period, that is on 29 December Spain Declaration on the local lf of the authorities of Gibraltar: Declaration on the local nature of the authorities of Gibraltar: It received the Nobel Peace Prize in The December newsletter edition includes an interview with Netherlands 6 June For example, a naturalized person may lose her nationality if she takes up long-term residence abroad, and under certain circumstances a national born abroad can have her nationality automatically withdrawn.
On the occasion of its accession to the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, adopted in New York on 30 Augustthe Republic of Argentina objects and rejects the attempt to extend the territorial application of this instrument to the Malvinas Islands made by reductioj United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland upon ratification.
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Text of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness [EN/MY]
The Convention is the leading international instrument that sets rules for the conferral and non-withdrawal of citizenship to prevent cases of statelessness from arising.
Belgium reserves the right to deprive of his nationality a person who did not acquire it by virtue of a Belgian individual on the day of his birth, or who was not granted it under the Belgian Nationality Code, in the cases currently provided for under Belgian legislation, namely: The declaration therefore restricts one of the essential obligations of the Convention in a way contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention.
The Secretary-General also wishes to communicate the following information received by the Government of Brazil on 18 December Original: The convention contains a number of rules about acquisition and loss of nationality, especially in cases where there is a risk of statelessness. Connect With ReliefWeb Receive news hhe us. It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties are respected as to their object and purpose by all parties, and that States are reductlon to undertake any legislative changes necessary to comply with their obligations under the treaties.
The Convention seeks to balance the rights of individuals with the interests of States by setting out general rules for the prevention of statelessness, and simultaneously allowing some exceptions to those rules. Location Maps – Country maps for your reports and presentations. In accordance with Legislative Decree n.
Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
Their Nansen passportsdesigned in by founder Fridtjof Nansenwere internationally recognized identity cards first issued by the League of Nations to stateless refugees. If the alien has made a false declaration, employed fraudulent means or knowingly submitted a document containing a false or incorrect statement for the purpose of obtaining naturalization.
The Republic of Tunisia declares that, in accordance with article 8, paragraph 3, of the [Convention]it retains the right to deprive a person of Tunisian nationality in the following circumstances as provided for in its existing national law: Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and adequate documentation Universal Declaration of Human Rights 20 December The Government of Sweden is of the view that this declaration seeks to limit the duty of Tunisia not to deprive a person of its nationality if such deprivation would render him stateless in an extent which is not covered by the exceptions of Article 8 paragraph 3 of the Convention.
The Government of Finland holds the view that such a declaration seeks to limit the duty of the Republic of Tunisia not to deprive a person of its nationality if such deprivation would render him or her stateless to an extent not covered by the exceptions of Article 8 paragraph 3 of the Convention.
This is another area where the convention contains certain gaps in terms of preventing statelessness: The procedure envisaged in the Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of Mixed Agreementswhich was agreed by Spain and the United Kingdom on 19 December and notified to the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union, applies to this Convention.
The convention is the only global instrument that establishes some kind of framework for such collaboration. Brazil 7 Brazil 7 10 December Declaration: Tools API – Real-time data stream to power next-generation apps.
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Furthermore, according to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 23 Mayand well-established customary international law, a reservation contrary to the object and purpose of the treaty shall not be permitted.
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How 19661 submit content. If he has been sentenced as perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice, to a non-suspended prison sentence of at least five years for one of the following offences: This prohibition is subject to certain limitations. New Zealand New Zealand Declaration: This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Tunisia.
A service provided by ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since Statelessness under International Lawp. The Government of Sweden therefore objects to the declaration made by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia in respect of Article 8 of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
The declaration therefore amounts to a reservation which restricts one of the essential duties of the Convention in a way contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention. Concurrently, the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations has repeatedly affirmed this view, most recently in its resolution adopted on 26 June The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness was adopted on 30 August and entered into force on 13 December Tunisia 8 Tunisia 8 Reservation: The Convention was originally intended as a Protocol to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugeeswhile the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons was adopted to cover stateless persons who are not refugees and therefore not within the scope of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.
If he is convicted of evading his obligations under the law regarding recruitment into the armed forces.
This is clearly a much too broad provision, which could easily be abused. It also prevents automatic loss of nationality unless the person has another nationality or is acquiring another nationality.