Before paragraph 1, insert the following paragraph:
“The Parliamentary Assembly recalls its work on nationality matters, and in particular its Resolution 1989 (2014) on access to nationality and the effective implementation of the European Convention on Nationality and Recommendations 194 (1959) on nationality of children of stateless persons and 1081 (1988) on problems of nationality in mixed marriages. It also underlines that the right to a nationality is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”
In paragraph 1, replace the first sentence with the following sentence:
“The Parliamentary Assembly refers to the Council of Europe’s acquis related to avoiding statelessness, in particular the 1997 European Convention on Nationality (ETS No. 166), the 2006 Convention on Avoidance of Statelessness in relation to State Succession (CETS No. 200) and Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)13 on the nationality of children.”
At the end of paragraph 8, add the following words: “and do not function in cases where parents who have a nationality cannot pass on their nationality to their children.”
At the end of paragraph 11.3.1, delete the words “in adulthood”.
This amendment aims to refer to the previous work of the Assembly, and in particular its Resolution 1989 (2014), as well as to the “right to a nationality”, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
This amendment aims to recall the general acquis of the Council of Europe related to promoting the avoidance statelessness, add a reference to Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)13 and change the order of the conventions mentioned in this paragraph, by mentioning the 1997 Convention on Nationality (which covers more widely statelessness) before the 2006 Convention on Avoidance of Statelessness in relation to State Succession.
This amendment aims to clarify why the member States mentioned in paragraph 8 of the draft resolution have only conditional safeguards against statelessness (see paragraph 12 of the explanatory memorandum).
This amendment aims at point out that exclusion and discrimination should be prevented at any time, not only in adulthood.