CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 39
Plain English recommendation
(a) Improve training for government officials who make decisions about statelessness. Carry out regular reviews of the officials’ performance.
(b) Strengthen the processes for identifying and referring stateless people.
(c) Make it easier for people who make a claim of statelessness to access legal aid and ensure they are able to appeal negative decisions.
Original UN recommendation
The State party should:
(a) Improve the training provided to officials responsible for making statelessness determinations and carry out regular reviews of their performance.
(b) Strengthen identification and referral mechanisms for stateless persons.
(c) Facilitate access to legal aid for individuals making statelessness claims and ensure that applicants are able to appeal negative decisions.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
11 (review of detention procedures), 16 (cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment)