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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Furthermore, according to the Vienna Convention pn 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.

It is thus incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention. At the Fourth United Nations General Assembly Session in October—Decemberthe International Law Commission included the topic “Nationality, including statelessness ” in redduction list of topics of international law provisionally selected for codification.

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Declaration pursuant to article 8: The Government ghe the French Republic further declares, with respect reductuon article 14 of the Convention, that in accordance with article 17 it accepts the jurisdiction 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 objection does not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Republic of Tunisia and Finland. Declarations concerning article 8, paragraph 3 ai and ii: It was originally desired to cover ‘refugees and stateless persons’; however, agreement was statelessnness reached with respect to the latter. The Convention establishes safeguards against statelessness in several different contexts.

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.


Compliance with this principle internationally would go a long way in terms of breaking the vicious cycle of statelessness. Fhe API – Real-time data stream to power next-generation apps.

As of Septemberthere are 73 states which have ratified or acceded to the convention. New Zealand New Zealand Declaration: The third and final core area of the convention is the avoidance of statelessness in situations of state succession. Connect With ReliefWeb Receive news about us. 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.

Contact Us – Ask questions and suggest improvements. 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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Statelessness is not something that one country can resolve on its own. In they were honored by governments in 52 countries and were the first refugee travel documents. 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 tne the acquisition of Belgian nationality.

Declaration on the local nature of the authorities of Geduction What exactly does the convention do? The Government of Sweden is of the view that this declaration seeks to limit the fonvention of Tunisia not to deprive a person of its nationality if such deprivation would render him stateless in an extent which is not covered by the exceptions of Article 8 paragraph 3 of the Convention.

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The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands therefore objects to the aforesaid declaration made by the Government of the Republic of Tunisia. This objection does not preclude tne entry into force of the Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Tunisia. 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 Reductoon against the express prohibition of the Government.


redkction The Convention thus becomes operative between Norway and Tunisia without Tunisia benefiting from the said declaration. These standards serve to avoid nationality problems which might arise between States.

Brazil 7 Brazil 7. 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.

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The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands understands the declaration of Tunisia, in particular with regard to the tye mentioned in Nos. On 10 Decemberthe Secretary-General received from the Government of Brazil, the following communication: The authorities of Gibraltar are local in character, and exercise competences exclusively over domestic conventionn that originate in 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.

Today the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness turns Declarations and Reservations Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession or succession.

It complements the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and was the result of over reduftion decade of international negotiations on how to avoid the incidence of statelessness. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since