Costa Rica will recognize the so-called stateless persons, not recognized as national of any state to guarantee their human rights, the local Foreign Ministry announced today.
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Gonzalez signed yesterday the Regulation for the declaration of the Status of Stateless Person, refers the information.
Like this, highlights the ministry, Costa Rica becomes one of the few countries that have regulations to regulate and improve the people without nationality.
A stateless person is the one to whom a state denies its nationality for being the son of foreign parents or a person belonging to a country that disappears due to geopolitical changes. It is estimated that 10 million people worldwide are in this situation.
“The Costa Rican government is committed to eradicating this unworthy form of living”, said Gonzalez, following the signature of the Regulation, held in the Golden Hall of the Yellow House, headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Central American nation.
The Foreign Ministry also pointed out that Costa Rica has become one of the few nations that are party to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, 1954 and of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, adopted in New York on 30 August 1961.