Court name: Vienna Administrative Court
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: 1961 Statelessness Convention, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), European Union law
Key aspects: Acquisition of nationality, Deprivation of nationality, Determination/confirmation of nationality, Voluntary renunciation of nationality
The applicant received assurance of obtaining Austrian nationality if she renounces her Estonian nationality. After the renunciation, it appeared that the applicant committed two administrative offences related to her driving, which in addition to the eight she committed previously were considered as an indication of her no longer fulfilling the public order requirement for naturalisation. This resulted in the withdrawal of assurance of obtaining Austrian nationality, leaving the applicant stateless.