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


This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Hungary, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.

Much remains to be done to ensure the complete and effective fulfilment of Hungary’s international obligations to guarantee the right to a nationality and protect the rights of stateless persons on the territory. This submission focuses on the most significant gaps in Hungarian law and practice, which result in increased risks of new cases of statelessness in Hungary, undermine the human right to a nationality, and result in violations of stateless persons’ rights in the country. In particular, this submission focuses on:

  • The right of every child to acquire a nationality and the prevention of statelessness at birth;
  • Identifying and determining statelessness to ensure stateless persons’ access to economic and social rights; and
  • The right of stateless persons to acquire a nationality through facilitated naturalisation.
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