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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One of the most important issues the convention deals with— one that I have addressed in quite some detail in the past —is the acquisition of nationality for children who would otherwise be stateless. Compliance with this principle internationally would go a long convetion in terms of breaking the vicious cycle of statelessness.
The Convention will thus become operative between the two States without the Republic of Tunisia benefiting from the said declaration.
Austria Declarations concerning article 8, paragraph 3 ai and ii: If he has been sentenced as perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice, to a non-suspended prison sentence of at least five years for one of the following offences: Netherlands 6 June On the occasion of its accession to the Convention on the Reduction of 19961, 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.
Text of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness [EN/MY]
The Government of Sweden 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.
For example, in Australian nationality lawa child born in the country 11961 citizenship if any parent is a citizen. Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Even in States which are not parties, the Convention serves as a yardstick to identify gaps in nationality legislation, and is used by UNHCR as a basis for the technical advice it provides to Governments. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. What exactly does the convention do?
Learn more about ReliefWeb. The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness was adopted on 30 August and entered into force on 13 December This objection does not preclude the entry into force in its entirety of the Convention cinvention the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Tunisia. The said paragraphs of the declaration are contrary to the object and purpose of the Convention, as they aim at limiting the obligations that States undertake when acceding to it, the core obligation being to reduce statelessness.
Countries in dark green have ratified the convention, countries in light green have only signed the convention. The declaration therefore restricts tthe of the essential duties of the Convention statelessnesx a way contrary to the essence of the Convention.
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Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
The procedure envisaged in the Arrangements relating to Gibraltar authorities in the context of Mixed Agreementswhich was agreed by Spain and the United Kingdom on 19 December and notified to the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union, applies to this Convention.
The Government of Finland holds the view that such a declaration seeks to limit the duty of the Republic of Cpnvention not to deprive a person of its nationality if such deprivation would render him or her stateless to an extent not covered by the exceptions of Article 8 paragraph 3 of the Convention.
When states break up, or cede territory to other states, nationality is usually implicated. This objection does not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Tunisia.
In accordance with Legislative Decree n. Brazil 7 10 December 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.
There are exceptions to this rule in the convention, which is one of the shortfalls of the treaty. Spain Spain Declaration on the local nature of the authorities of Gibraltar: However, despite this, many cases remained ambiguous or uncovered primarily due to the fact that a person did not always receive the nationality of its parents, or was born in a certain place and not always provided citizenship of that state.
This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat The convention contains a number of rules about acquisition and loss of nationality, especially in cases covnention there is a risk ocnvention statelessness. Brazil 7 Brazil 7. Furthermore, according to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Conventlon of 23 Mayand well-established customary international law, a reservation contrary to the object and purpose of the treaty shall not be permitted.
Unless otherwise indicated, the objections were made upon ratification, accession or succession.
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This objection does not preclude the entry into force of the Convention between the Republic of Tunisia and Finland. In fact, over the last sttelessness years, some of the major statelessness crises have taken place in the context of state successions—Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Ethiopia, to name a few.
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Submit Content Share information through ReliefWeb to better inform humanitarians worldwide. New York, 30 August Gibraltar is a Non-Self-Governing Territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom is responsible and which is subject to a process of decolonization in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly.
Germany 23. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since It also prevents automatic loss of nationality unless the person has another nationality or is acquiring another nationality.
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 reduuction nationality, including the principle that statelessness should be avoided.
Considering the scope of the application of the present Convention, Spain wishes to formulate the following declaration: The declaration therefore restricts one of reruction 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.