“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Good Practices in Nationality Laws for the Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness

Published: November 2018

UNHCR and the Inter-Parliamentary Union published this Handbook for Parliamentarians to provide practical guidance needed to support law reforms that help ensure that no child is born stateless, that men and women have an equal ability to pass nationality to their children, that no one is arbitrarily deprived of nationality, and that stateless persons are identified and their naturalization is facilitated. 

It complements the previous publication Handbook for Parliamentarians on Nationality and Statelessness, which was focused largely on the international framework for the right to a nationality and the technical causes of statelessness.