23 February 2014
HHC REPORT REVEALS SIGNIFICANT GAPS IN THE HUNGARIAN FRAMEWORK FOR THE PREVENTION OF STATELESSNESS AT BIRTH
Hungary is a state party to all statelessness-related international conventions, and in recent years it has taken significant steps in order to improve its legal framework concerning the prevention of statelessness at birth. Nevertheless, due to important shortcomings both in the legislative framework and the practice of authorities children can still be born and remain permanently stateless or “of undetermined nationality” in Hungary, in violation of the country’s international obligations. Based on desk research, consultation with other experts and interviewing stateless families, the HHC’s report presents these gaps in detail, followed by a set of concrete recommendations for law reform and policy changes.