Citizenship and Statelessness in Iran
PhD student: Mrs E. Delavari
Promotors: Prof G.R. de Groot, Mrs Dr S.W.E. Rutten
Duration: 1/5/2016 - 30/4/2020
Under international law, each individual has the right to a nationality. States are given the discretion in how they confer this right to their citizens. However, there are limitations on the autonomy of States in nationality matters by international law, in particular by international conventions but also soft law instruments.
This research seeks to analyse the Iranian nationality law in order to assess the countrys current rules in the light of international standards, specifically those to which Iran is bound. Special attention will be devoted to the rules which oblige to avoid statelessness. In the light of a critical assessment of the rules in force, amendments will be suggested, again with special emphasis on safeguards against statelessness.