1961 CONVENTION ON THE REDUCTION OF STATELESSNESS PDF

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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The December newsletter edition includes an interview with Austria Austria Declarations concerning article 8, paragraph 3 ai and ii: 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: 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.

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands understands the declaration of Tunisia, in particular with regard to the grounds mentioned in Nos. A service provided by. Like us on Facebook Follow us on twitter Sign up.

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.

As of Septemberthere are 73 states which stwtelessness ratified or acceded to the convention. Germany 23. This is clearly a much too broad provision, which could easily be abused. Together, these two 191 form the foundation of the international legal framework to address statelessness, a phenomenon which continues to adversely affect the lives of millions of people around the world.

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

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.

To prevent statelessness in such cases, States may either grant nationality to children automatically at birth or subsequently upon application. For all of these scenarios, the Convention safeguards are triggered only where statelessness would otherwise arise and for individuals who have some link with a country. The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness is a United Nations multilateral treaty whereby sovereign states agree to reduce the incidence of statelessness.

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The Government of Finland 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.

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

Why the 1961 Convention on Statelessness Matters

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 the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland upon ratification.

This is another area where the convention contains certain gaps in terms of preventing statelessness: This objection shall not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Tunisia. Considering the scope of the application of the present Convention, Spain wishes to formulate the following declaration: If he has been sentenced as perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice, to a non-suspended prison sentence of at least five years for an offence that was manifestly facilitated by the possession of Belgian nationality, provided that the offence was committed within five years of the acquisition of Belgian nationality.

The Argentine Government recalls that the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia Islands and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas are an integral part of the Argentine national territory and, being illegally occupied by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, are the subject of a sovereignty dispute between the two countries which is recognized by several international organizations.

This objection does not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Tunisia.

The declaration therefore restricts one of the essential obligations of the Convention in a way contrary to its essence. New York, 30 August It prevents renunciation of nationality in cases where this results in statelessness. Views Read Edit View history. In accordance with Legislative Decree n. It also prevents automatic loss of nationality unless the person has another nationality or is acquiring another nationality.

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The declaration therefore restricts one of the essential duties of the Convention and raises serious doubts as to the commitment of the republic of Tunisia to the object and purpose of the Convention.

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

Consequently, the interpretative declaration in question was accepted for deposit upon the above-stipulated one year period, that is on 29 December The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness is of critical importance today as statelessness persists in some protracted situations and continues to arise in others.

If he occupies a post in the public service of a foreign State or in foreign armed forces and retains it for more than one month after being enjoined by the Government of Tunisia to leave the post, unless it is found that it was impossible for him to do so. It received the Nobel Peace Prize in The declaration therefore restricts one of the essential duties of the Convention in a way contrary to the essence of the Convention.

And in cases where there is no treaty, states parties who receive new territory have an obligation to grant nationality to anyone who would otherwise become stateless as a consequence of the exchange of territory. Establishing that a person is stateless, for example, necessarily requires states to collaborate to ensure the person is not a national of another state.

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. The second core issue in the convention is renunciation, loss, and deprivation of nationality.

What exactly does the convention do? RSS – Subscribe to information finely tuned to your needs. The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany 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. Connect With ReliefWeb Receive news about us.

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