Protection and Identification of Stateless Persons Through EU Law

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-38

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2014-05

24 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2014  

Katja Swider

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance; University of Amsterdam

Date Written: July 9, 2014

Abstract

A number of recent studies confirm that statelessness is a widespread phenomenon in the EU, which is not receiving adequate attention. The lack of well-functioning statelessness determination procedures is at the root of many problems associated with statelessness in the EU. These are, in particular, the inadequate protection of stateless persons and deficiencies in the prevention and reduction of statelessness. This paper argues in favour of common EU action on the identification and protection of stateless persons by analyzing the EU competence to pass relevant legislation, and explaining the desirability for such legislation.

Keywords: nationality law, citizenship, statelessness, EU competence, sovereignty, protection, identification, UNHCR

JEL Classification: K33, K4

Suggested Citation

Swider, Katja, Protection and Identification of Stateless Persons Through EU Law (July 9, 2014). Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2014-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464009 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2464009

Katja Swider (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance ( email )

P.O.Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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