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Does statelessness serve as a ground for discrimination in access to public goods and services and/or deprivation of economic and social rights?

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Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
23/02/2012 - 16:30
Short Answer

Ireland is a signatory of the UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, 1961. This convention allows signatories to ‘to elaborate the content of their nationality laws,’ though only ‘in compliance with international norms relating to nationality, including the principle that statelessness should be avoided.’ In the case of a stateless person the Minister will normally waive 2 of the 5 years' reckonable residence requiremed for naturalisation.

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UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness 1961

Details of Irish naturalisation procedure can be obtained fom

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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