Emigration and Statelessness

Emigration and Statelessness

A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.

Category: Human Rights

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Charlotte Ryberg

Description: The World Assembly,

OBSERVING that people may emigrate from state to state for many reasons such as: the pursuit of ambition or opportunity; or escape or refuge from war, persecution or injustice;

CONCERNED that a person may become stateless for many reasons such as: emigrating from a member state; or having nationality of a nation that ceased to exist without a successor state;

SEEKING to promote the right of emigration and the reduction of statelessness;


DEFINES for the purpose of this resolution: “Emigration” as an act of leaving a nation to settle in another; “Nationality” as the status of a person belonging to a particular state, where such status grants the automatic right of return to that state, that state’s jurisdiction over that purpose and, upon attaining citizenship, grants the person political rights of that state; “Statelessness” as having no nationality of any existing state; and “renunciation of nationality” as where a person wishes to cease being a national of a nation;

  1. MANDATES the following, unless any of the situations in Sections 2 and 3 are true:
    a) Everyone who is able to make decisions shall have the right to emigrate from their current nation of residence regardless of their status (such as disability, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or belief).
    b) Member states must allow the legal parent/guardian(s) of a person unable to make decisions to make such a decision on their behalf and such person should be accompanied by their legal parent/guardian(s) for their safety and well-being;

  2. PROVIDES for member states to waive Section 1, if any of the following situations are true:
    a) The person is currently: serving in, or drafted to, the armed forces; under penal servitude; or undergoing civil or criminal legal proceedings;
    b) To prevent the spread of radiation or contagious diseases; or to contain an ongoing disease epidemic or pandemic;

  3. FURTHER PROVIDES for member states to waive Section 1 as a result of a legitimate judicial ruling that is delivered in good faith compliance with clauses 1 and 2 of this resolution;

  4. REQUIRES the member state in which the emigrant left to inform the new nation of residence, upon successful emigration, of its criminal history, if the said emigrant has any;

  5. MANDATES that member states’ policies regarding the renunciation of nationality must be conditional on a person’s acquisition or possession of another nationality;

  6. PROHIBITS member states from depriving a civilian of their nationality, so as to render them stateless, for any reason other than: Acquirement of nationality or citizenship by misrepresentation or fraud; or treason against that member state– unless no other state is willing to take them in;

  7. CALLS FOR treaties regarding the transfer of territory (between member states or to a successor member state) to include provisions to prevent statelessness, with respect given to the purpose of this resolution.

  8. EMPHASIZES that nothing in this resolution shall be construed to affect member states’ policies on immigration, nor the acquirement of nationality/citizenship, nor internationally established rights pertaining travel.

NationStates • View topic - [Defeated] Emigration and Statelessness is the GA forum thread over this.

I vote against because ICly, i wouldn´t want to obey article 1a, even though i can use article 2a as a loophole if this pass https://groups.tapatalk-cdn.com/smilies/52127/1536592187.0794-smiley.gif?ttinline=true

“Emigration and Statelessness” was defeated 4,229 votes to 1,912.