“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Denmark

Published: October 2020

This submission to the 38th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regarding the right of every child to acquire a nationality and human rights challenges pertaining to childhood statelessness in Denmark, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion. The submission focuses on: previous commitments by Denmark to address (childhood) statelessness; prevention and reduction of childhood statelessness under international, regional and national law; risks of statelessness for children born in conflict zones; and inaccurate registration of children born in Denmark and identification of statelessness.