[..] Issue 4: Determination and reduction of statelessness Lithuania has few stateless persons compared to the other Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, and that number is steadily decreasing. However, facilitation of naturalization procedures, to a large extent, is not available to stateless persons in Lithuania, despite the fact that the majority are long term … Continue reading "UNHCR Submission on Lithuania for UPR (excerpt), 2016"
I. UNHCR’s mandate and responsibilities in the area of statelessness 1. UNHCR appreciates the opportunity to present its observations on the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ law proposal no. 12-2398-01 (‘Draft Law on Citizenship No. 12-2398-01’), with proposed amendments to Articles 18 and 40 in the Lithuanian Law on Citizenship. UNHCR understands that the law proposal … Continue reading "Observations by the UNHCR Regional Office on amendments to the Lithuanian Law on Citizenship, 2013"