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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Unless otherwise indicated, the objections were made upon ratification, accession or succession.

Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and adequate documentation Universal Declaration of Human Statelwssness 20 December Humanitarian Icons – Ready-to-use symbols and icons. In they were honored by governments in 52 countries and were the first refugee travel documents.

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Countries in dark green have reductlon the convention, countries in light green have only signed the convention. International human rights instruments. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. For all of these scenarios, the Convention safeguards are triggered only ot statelessness would otherwise arise and for individuals who have some link with a country.

The third and final core area of the convention is the avoidance of statelessness in situations of state succession.

The Government of the Kingdom of the Convsntion understands the declaration of Tunisia, in particular with regard to the grounds mentioned in Nos. This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Tunisia.

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

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 compliance with international norms relating to nationality, including the principle that statelessness should be avoided. At the time of the deposit of the instrument of accession, the [Italian] Government avails itself of the right provided for under article 8, paragraph 3, of 19661 Convention… Jamaica Jamaica.


This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tunisia. 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.

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ReliefWeb Informing humanitarians worldwide. The authorities of Gibraltar are local in character, and exercise competences exclusively over domestic affairs that originate rhe and are based on the powers allocated to and conferred on them by the United Kingdom, in accordance with its domestic legislation and in its capacity as the sovereign State upon which depends the said Non-Self-Governing Territory.

Consequently, the interpretative declaration in question was accepted for deposit upon the above-stipulated one year period, that statflessness on 29 December Consequently, any involvement by the Gibraltarian authorities in the implementation pf 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.

This objection does not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Tunisia. 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. Tools API – Real-time data stream to power next-generation apps. The Nansen International Office For Refugeesan organization of the League of Nationswas internationally in charge of refugees from war areas from to Signatories and ratifications of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.


Under article 8 3 athe Government of Spain declares that it reserves the right to deprive a person of Spanish nationality when he enters voluntarily the service of the armed forces, or holds political office, in a foreign State against the express prohibition of the Government.

Spain Spain Declaration on the local nature of the authorities of Gibraltar: Considering the scope of the application of the present Convention, Spain wishes to formulate the following declaration: Declaration on the local nature of the authorities of Gibraltar: When states break up, or reducyion territory to other states, nationality is usually implicated.

Why the 1961 Convention on Statelessness Matters

The Convention was originally intended as a Protocol to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugeeswhile the Convention Convsntion 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 teduction convicted of an act held to be a crime or an offence against the external or internal security of the State.

The treaty clearly has a number of shortfalls, but it remains the best thing we have. The convention is the only global instrument that establishes some kind of framework for such collaboration. Netherlands 6 June And while parts of the convention are outdated, it does provide a clear guide for states with respect to policies that ought to be adopted to minimize occurrence of statelessness among children.

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.