“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Bulgaria

Published: October 2019

This submission to the 36th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in Bulgaria was submitted by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), the Foundation for Access to Rights and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS). The submission draws on information and analysis of practice from FAR's work in providing direct legal assistance and other services to stateless people in Bulgaria, as well as ENS’s Statelessness Index, which covers Bulgaria. The submission provides an overview of the key gaps in Bulgarian law, policy and practice in relation to the protection of stateless persons and prevention and reduction of statelessness, focusing in on key remaining protection gaps facing stateless people in Bulgaria.