This project examines the implementation of the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons in 10 EU States. I argue that three models of implementation can be discerned from legislative and regulatory provisions of these States. The central contention is that States are more likely to comply with the Convention when they adopt specific procedures aimed at defining and identifying statelessness, even though the adoption of these procedures is not a requirement under the Convention.
Using legal and empirical methods, I also argue that the implementation of the 1954 Convention is an important and useful testing ground for broader propositions about the relationship between international law and domestic law.
This project concerns a book proposal based on my PhD thesis, and I would like to invite feedback, comments and suggestions from the discussion group. A week before the discussion, I will circulate the book proposal.