UNHCR Guidelines on Statelessness No. 5: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality under Articles 5-9 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness – Consultation process (draft)
UNHCR issues its Guidelines on Statelessness pursuant to its mandate on statelessness. The Office was entrusted with responsibilities for stateless persons generally under UNHCR Executive Committee Conclusion 78, which was endorsed by the General Assembly in Resolution 50/152 of 1995. Subsequently, in Resolution 61/137 of 2006, the General Assembly endorsed Executive Committee Conclusion 106 which sets out four broad areas of responsibility for UNHCR: the identification, prevention and reduction of statelessness and the protection of stateless persons.
UNHCR is committed to a broad consultation process in the issuance of its Guidelines on Statelessness No. 5: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality under Articles 5-9 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. To this end, UNHCR invites comments to a draft of these Guidelines. All stakeholders, including States, other UN and regional human rights mechanisms, UN organizations or specialized agencies, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and academics are invited to provide their comments in writing to [email protected].
Comments must be submitted by 15 January 2020. To facilitate the work of UNHCR, this deadline will be strictly applied.
- be submitted in English [regrettably we are not able to receive submissions in French at this time];
- be submitted in Microsoft Word format; and
- wherever possible, indicate which paragraph(s) of the draft Guidelines the comment(s) refer(s) to.
Comments will be carefully reviewed to inform UNCHR’s own deliberations, alongside other consultation processes and other relevant instructive sources.