The Black Box of Nationality. The naturalization of refugees and stateless persons in Hungary

Refugees and stateless persons have “more right” than others to the nationality of the country where they live. At least, this is what international law – the 1951 Refugee Convention, the 1954 Statelessness Convention and the 1997 European Convention on Nationality – says. But how to measure whether a certain state lives up to these obligations? The pioneering study of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee gives a recipe to researchers and advocates world-wide, analyzing the problematic Hungarian practice through law, statistics and case studies.

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