Reports

The Secretary-General or High Commissioner submits thematic reports to the Human Rights Council (HRC). Thematic reports document findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN Member States, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

Reports to the Human Rights Council


Year

Report name

Symbol

2017

Expert workshop on best practices to promote women's equal nationality rights in law and in practice

This report summarizes the half-day expert workshop held in 2017 to showcase best practices promoting women's equal nationality rights in law and in practice.

A/HRC/36/30

2015

Report of the Secretary-General on the impact of the arbitrary deprivation of nationality

This report focuses on the enjoyment of the rights of children, and existing laws and practices on accessibility for children to acquire nationality, inter alia, of the country in which they are born, if they otherwise would be stateless.

A/HRC/31/29

2013

Report of the Secretary-General on human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

This report examines legislative and administrative measures that may lead to deprivation of nationality, paying particular attention to situations where persons affected may be left stateless.

A/HRC/25/28

2013

Report on discrimination against women on nationality-related matters, including the impact on children

This report examines how women in certain countries do not enjoy equal rights with men to acquire, change and retain their nationality and are also not allowed to transfer nationality to their children or spouses on the same basis, which very often results in statelessness. It analyzes the negative impact of discriminatory nationality laws, and also includes best practices to eliminate discrimination against women in nationality laws.

A/HRC/23/23

2011

Report of the Secretary-General on human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

This report analyzes the impact of the arbitrary deprivation of nationality on the enjoyment of human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

A/HRC/19/43

2009

Report of the Secretary-General on human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

This report addresses the issue of the prohibition of arbitrary deprivation of nationality. It emphasizes that States have an obligation to implement fully the principle of non-discrimination, in particular when deciding on issues relating to the acquisition and retention of a nationality.

A/HRC/13/34

2009

Report of the Secretary-General on human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

A/HRC/10/34