Hungarian Helsinki Committee publishes Report on statelessness at birth in Hungary

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The report, entitled ‘Nationality Unknown? An Overview of the Safeguards and Gaps related to the Prevention of Statelessness at Birth in Hungary’, explores ‘important shortcomings both in the legislative framework and the practice of authorities’ towards statelessness at birth. Three particular groups are identified in the report as being of concern: (1) children born in Hungary to stateless persons with no domicile (Hungarian legal concept meaning more than mere lawful residence); (2) children born to parents who, for whatever reason, are unable to pass on their nationality to their children; (3) children born to beneficiaries of international protection (refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection and tolerated status).

Recommendations are made to ensure that Hungarian practice is brought in line with all statelessness-related international conventions and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Read the report of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

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