Court name: Schleswig-Holsteinisches High Regional Court
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: 1954 Statelessness Convention
Key aspects: Birth registration, Burden of proof, Standard of proof, Stateless status and documentation, Statelessness and asylum
The applicant was born in 2011 in Germany to a German father and a stateless mother. Her birth certificate contained the disclaimer that the mother's identity is "unconfirmed", which the applicant and the parents appealed against, as the stateless mother was extensively documented among others with a travel document for stateless persons issued by Germany. The Court upheld the appeal, and ordered the civil registry to issue a new birth certificate without disclaimers as to the mother's identity.