Secretary General’s report on human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

Published: 14/Dec/2009
Source: UN General Assembly


The present report recalls the legal framework applicable to the right to nationality and  addresses  the  issue  of  the  prohibition  of  arbitrary  deprivation  of  nationality.  It  emphasizes  that  States  have  an  obligation  to  implement  fully  the  principle  of  non-discrimination,  in  particular  when  deciding  on  issues  relating  to  the  acquisition  and  retention  of  a  nationality.  It  also  recalls  the  general  obligation  of  States  to  prevent  statelessness.  Lastly,  it  addresses  the  question  of  the  right  to  a  nationality  and  arbitrary  deprivation of nationality in the context of State succession.

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: International
Year: 2009