This handbook, jointly published by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the IPU, offers practical examples of domestic legal
provisions that allow States to accomplish the following:
• avoid childhood statelessness entirely;
• eliminate gender discrimination from nationality laws;
• establish procedures to identify stateless persons and facilitate their naturalization; and
• ensure that any deprivation or loss of nationality does not leave individuals stateless.
This handbook also identifies and promotes certain good practices in nationality laws that all States are encouraged to consider and help motivate States to undertake the nationality law reforms still needed.