CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 39

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (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)

Last updated on 11/09/2019