Court name: Supreme Administrative Court
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: 1961 Statelessness Convention, 1997 European Convention on Nationality, European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
Key aspects: Burden of proof, Deportation and removal, Deprivation of nationality, Determination/confirmation of nationality, Residence permit, Respect for private and family life
The applicant's Ukrainian nationality was withdrawn rendering him stateless, and subsequently a travel ban of 3 years was imposed on him due to a procedural violation of the border crossing rules. The applicant argued that the travel ban is disproportionate, that he enjoys lawful residence in Ukraine, has very close ties with Ukraine, and that the ban interferes with his right to challenge the deprivation of nationality which rendered him stateless in person in court.