The concept of stateless persons under International Law: Summary Conclusions

Published: 28/May/2010
Source: UNHCR

The “Prato Conclusions”

Expert meeting organized by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Prato, Italy, 27-28 May 2010

This was a first of a series of Expert Meetings convened by UNHCR in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness with the purpose of drafting guidelines under UNHCR’s statelessness mandate on (i) the definition of a “stateless person” in Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons; (ii) the concept of de facto statelessness; (iii) determination of whether a person is stateless; (iv) the status in national law to be granted to stateless persons and; (v) the prevention of statelessness among persons born on the territory or to nationals abroad.

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: International
Year: 2010