Human Rights Council
United Kingdom


Charlotte Carella

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Committee: Human Rights Council
Country: United Kingdom
Delegate: Charlotte Carella, Leiden University College The Hague

Topic A: Reform of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of the Statelessness to address human rights violations in Myanmar and Palestine.

The United Kingdom is proud to be one of the first countries to sign and ratify the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.[1] It is also a party to the 1954 Convention. We do our best to support stateless people effectively, for example through our stateless determination procedure (SDP).[2] Nationality is essential for receiving protection from a State. Without nationality, people are extremely vulnerable.

With regards to the situation in Burma, the United Kingdom is absolutely horrified by the persecution of Rohingya people. The violence amounts to ethnic cleansing.