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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Text of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness [EN/MY] – World | ReliefWeb

Finally, the Convention instructs States to avoid statelessness in the context of transfer of territory. In accordance with Legislative Decree n. The convention requires reductio any treaty which provides for transfer of territory shall include provisions to prevent statelessness.

Tunisia 8 Tunisia 8. 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residence abroad, and under certain circumstances a national born abroad can have her nationality automatically withdrawn.

The declaration therefore restricts one of the essential obligations of the Convention in a way contrary to its essence.

Text of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness [EN/MY]

Not only do many nationality laws around the world lack such guarantees, but a great benefit of more countries acceding to the convention is that states parties would apply the same rules, minimizing the risk of creating gaps. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

By adopting the Convention safe- guards that prevent statelessness, States contribute to the reduction of statelessness over time. The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands therefore objects to the aforesaid declaration made by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia.

Brazil 7 Brazil 7 10 December Declaration: Declarations and Reservations Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession or succession. The second core issue in the convention is renunciation, loss, and deprivation of nationality. How to submit content. Learn more about ReliefWeb. It received the Nobel Peace Prize in Germany 23. The Government of the French Republic further declares, with respect to article 14 of the Convention, that in accordance with article 17 it accepts the teduction of the Court only in relation to States Parties to this Convention which shall also have accepted its jurisdiction subject to the same reservations; it also declares that article 14 will not apply when there exists between the French Republic and another party to this Convention an earlier treaty providing another method for the settlement of disputes between the two States.


This is clearly a much too broad provision, which could easily be abused. The third and final core area of the convention is the avoidance of statelessness in situations of state succession. Skip to main content. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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.

So why should we care about the convention when so few states have signed on? Gibraltar is a Non-Self-Governing Territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a process of decolonization in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly.

Also, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States adopted, on 5 Junea new pronouncement, in similar terms, on the question. Consequently, any involvement by the Gibraltarian authorities in the implementation of this Treaty shall be understood to take place exclusively within the framework of the domestic jurisdiction of Gibraltar and shall not be considered to affect in any way the content of the two preceding paragraphs.

It is hence incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention.

In addition to automaticloss of nationality, the convention deals with deprivation of nationality. The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness was adopted on 30 August and entered into force on 13 December Plus, human rights law corrects some of its major flaws—for example, the fact that it permits certain forms of gender discrimination.

In the recent case of Sudan, it is still unclear precisely how nationality issues will be dealt with. Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and tge documentation Universal Declaration of Human Rights 20 December Pursuant to article 11 of the Convention, in the United Nations General Assembly designated the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as the body to which individuals who claim the benefit of the Convention may apply for examination of their claims and for assistance in presenting them to the relevant authorities.


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 Government of Spain considers that such declaration intends to limit the obligation of a State not to deprive a person of his nationality if such deprivation entails a situation of statelessness in cases conventikn covered by the exceptions of article 8 3 of the Convention.

Yet as at 1 Decemberonly 37 States were parties to the Convention. International human rights instruments. Underlying the Convention is the notion that while States maintain the right to elaborate the content of their nationality laws, they must do so in conventiob with international norms relating to nationality, including the principle that statelessness should be avoided.

One of the most important issues the convention deals with— one that I have addressed in quite some detail in the past —is the acquisition of vonvention for children who would otherwise be stateless.

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 Government of Finland therefore objects to the declaration made by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia in respect of Article 8 of statelesssness Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. On 10 Decemberthe Secretary-General received from the Government of Brazil, the following communication: