Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Ireland

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This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Ireland, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

This submission focuses on the right to a nationality and human rights challenges encountered by stateless persons (primarily in residence and migration related applications) in Ireland, with particular reference to difficulties in accessing Irish nationality as well as the legislative and procedural deficits that result in stateless persons being treated less favourably by Irish authorities than those who hold a nationality.

In particular, the submission addresses:

  • The rights of stateless persons and access to a nationality,
  • Children’s right to a nationality, and
  • Deprivation of nationality.
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