The Travaux Préparatoires of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
388 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2022 Last revised: 2 Aug 2022
Date Written: March 1, 2022
This volume presents, compiled and publicly available for the first time, the travaux préparatoires of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. The Convention's key contribution is defining who is stateless: "a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law." This compilation's introduction provides the historical background and summarizes the key debates of the drafting process for the 1954 Convention. The volume compiles the drafting conference's discussions, draft proposals, and Final Act, with index and annex allowing comparison of the provisions across various drafts.
Keywords: stateless, international law, nationality
JEL Classification: K33, K37
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