Court name: Nantes Administrative Court of Appeal
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: 1954 Statelessness Convention
Key aspects: Birth registration, Burden of proof, Childhood statelessness, Standard of proof, Statelessness determination
The applicant was born in Taiwan, and entered France as an unaccompanied minor on a "borrowed" passport. Her application for stateless status was rejected, as she did not make sufficient effort to obtain Chinese nationality. OFPRA also relied on the applicant having had a "double identity" in France and therefore being untrustworthy, and on the fact that France does not recognise Taiwan as an independent state.