“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

The Nationality of Children: Recommendation and Explanatory Memorandum

The main aims of Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)13 on the nationality of children are to reduce statelessness of children, to facilitate their access to a nationality and to ensure their right to a nationality. The recommendation includes chapters on reducing statelessness, nationality as a consequence of a child-parent family relationship, children born on the territory of a state to a foreign parent, the position of children treated as nationals, the rights of children in proceedings affecting their nationality and registration of birth.

Source: Council of Europe

Date: 9 May 2009