Court name: Administrative Court of Luxembourg
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: 1997 European Convention on Nationality, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
The applicant's naturalisation request was denied due to a criminal record, even though he has resided in Luxembourg for decades and is a stateless person. The Court rules that the principle of avoidance of statelessness does not prevent States from setting conditions on access to naturalisation even for stateless persons.