Court name: Gent Court of Appeal
Date of decision:
Key aspects: Burden of proof, Determination/confirmation of nationality, Protection, Standard of proof, State succession, Statelessness and asylum, Statelessness determination
The applicant fled Kosovo in 1998, and during her asylum procedures in Belgium claimed to be a Yugoslav national, and had a Yugoslav passport as well as a birth certificate. In her statelessness determination process, the authorities and the Court found her to be uncooperative as she seemingly did not present all her identity documents to the embassy of Serbia and Montenegro with the aim of determining whether she is a Serbian national.