Guideline on statelessness No.1: The definition of “Stateless Person” in Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless persons

Published: 20/Feb/2012

These Guidelines are intended to assist States, UNHCR and other actors with interpreting Article 1(1) to facilitate the identification and proper treatment of beneficiaries of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. In addition, these Guidelines may also be relevant in a range of other circumstances, such as the interpretation of other international instruments that refer to stateless persons or to related terms also undefined in treaties.

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These Guidelines were incorporated into the Handbook on protection of stateless persons published by UNHCR in 2012.

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