UNHCR: Guidelines on Statelessness No. 3: The Status of Stateless Persons at the National Level

Friday, October 4, 2013

UNHCR published on 17/07/2012 their Guidelines on Statelessness No.3: The Status of Stateless Persons at the National Level. These Guidelines are intended to provide interpretative legal guidance for governments, NGOs, legal practitioners, decision-makers and the judiciary, as well as for UNHCR staff and other UN agencies involved in addressing statelessness.

These Guidelines result from a series of expert consultations conducted in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and build in particular on the Summary Conclusions of the Expert Meeting on Statelessness Determination Procedures and the Status of Stateless Persons, held in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2010. These Guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the Guidelines on Procedures for Determining whether an individual is a Stateless Person and the Guidelines on the Definition of “Stateless Person” in Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. This set of Guidelines will be published in due course as a UNHCR Handbook on Statelessness.


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