“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Persons at Risk of Statelessness in Serbia – Case Studies

The objective of this case study is to provide a more detailed insight into the implementation of regulations and exercise of the right to citizenship in practice. The cases have been selected to show why, despite the general compliance of the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia with the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, there are continuous violations of the right to citizenship of many persons and why certain persons face so many difficulties in proving and establishing their citizenship. Furthermore, the presentation of new cases should ensure a direct insight into what the unresolved issues of citizenship and identity mean in a state where possession of personal documents is a requirement for accessing almost all the rights and once again remind why it is necessary to start resolving the problem that leaves many people exposed to the risk of remaining without citizenship.

Source: Praxis

Date: December 2011