Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

The Convention relating to the status of Stateless Persons was adopted in 1954 and entered into force in 1960. The Convention states that contracting states should act without discrimination as to race, religion or country of origin when dealing with stateless persons.  The Convention also deals with the personal status, movable and immovable property, artistic rights and industrial property, right to association, freedom of movement, freedom of religion, and access to courts of stateless persons.  According to the Convention, contracting states should issue travel documents to stateless persons for the purpose of travel outside their territory.  They should not impose duties, charges or taxes upon stateless persons which are higher than those levied on nationals.  Stateless persons should be permitted to transfer assets to another country.  The expulsion of a stateless person should be only done in accordance with due process of law.

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