Court name: Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo)
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: 1954 Statelessness Convention
Key aspects: Burden of proof, Determination/confirmation of nationality, Standard of proof, Stateless status and documentation, Statelessness determination
Saharawi refugees living in its camps have not explicitly or implicitly been recognised as Algerian nationals, by the Algerian Government. The applicant’s passport issued by the Algerian Government grants the status of a travel document. Specifically, it was granted to allow the applicant to travel for medical reasons. The applicant’s stateless status must be recognised.