PDF - Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession and explanatory report, 19.V.2006, Council of Europe Treaty Series No.200 (2008)
Elaborating on the general principles of the European Convention on Nationality (ETS No. 166), this convention contains specific rules to be applied by states with a view to preventing, or at least reducing to the extent possible, cases of statelessness arising from state succession. It provides practical guidance on different issues such as: the responsibilities of the successor and predecessor states, rules concerning proof, the avoidance of statelessness at birth, the facilitation of acquisition of nationality by stateless persons, as well as international co-operation.
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