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Georgia has ratified the UN Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons

2011-12-27 11:20

Official Tbilisi has joined the UN Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons. As stated in the Convention, "the country-signers do not evict a person who has no nationality, who is lawfully at their territory, if the danger does not threaten national security and public order", the "Caucasian Knot" recalled.

In addition, the country-signer must "provide favorable treatment to stateless persons who are lawfully within its territory, which should not be less favorable treatment given to foreigners in the same circumstances".

"With ratification of the UN Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons Georgia fully assume the obligations with respect to stateless persons. We are ready to defend their rights and freedoms, to create conditions that will simplify their lives and help in the realization of possibilities", said the chairman of the Agency of Public Registry, the Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia Georgy Vashadze.

"The ratification of the UN Convention on the Status of Stateless means higher standards in the protection of the rights of all people living in Georgia. UNHCR welcomes the ratification, congratulates Georgia on this achievement and expresses its readiness to assist the country in implementing the Convention", said the representative of the Commissioner in Georgia Simon Walk .

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