In order to be recognised as stateless, the applicant does not have to prove that she or he cannot acquire another nationality.
Case name (in original language)
Arrêt no. C.03.390
Belgium, Court of Cassation, 27 September 2007, no. C.03.390, available at http://jure.juridat.just.fgov.be/pdfapp/download_blob?idpdf=F-20070927-1
Date of decision
Court / UN Treaty Body
Court of Cassation
Language(s) the decision is available in
Applicant's country of birth
Applicant's country of residence
Decision & Reasoning
Recognition as a stateless person may not be refused on the ground that the applicant cannot provide evidence that she or he cannot obtain another nationality.
The decision of the Court of Appeal refusing to recognise the applicant as stateless was annulled and the case was sent back.