Raad van Europa stelt conventie op om staatloosheid te mijden (en)
Strasbourg, 16.03.2006 – The Committee of Ministers of the 46 nation Council of Europe has just adopted a Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to state succession (*).
State succession can lead to the emergence of a large number of stateless persons. The new treaty therefore builds upon the European Convention on Nationality (CETS No. 166) by developing more detailed rules to be applied by States with a view to preventing, or at least reducing to the extent possible, cases of statelessness arising from State succession.
The Convention, number 200 in the Council of Europe treaties series, will be opened for signature by the member states on the occasion of the 116th session of the Committee of Ministers that will take place in Strasbourg on 18-19 May.
(*) The text of this convention will also be soon available at http://conventions.coe.int, “new treaties”.
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