Guidelines on statelessness No. 4: Ensuring every child’s right to acquire a nationality

Published: 21/Dec/2012
Source: UNHCR

The object and purpose of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness is to prevent and reduce statelessness, thereby ensuring every individual’s right to a nationality, including every child’s right to acquire a nationality. The 1961 Convention establishes rules on acquisition, renunciation, loss and deprivation of nationality, and these Guidelines are intended to assist States, UNHCR, and other actors to interpret article 1-4 of the Convention and ensure every child’s right to acquire a nationality.

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Themes: International standards, Statelessness
Regions: International
Year: 2012