Right of nationality

Right of nationality
Article 15

1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.

2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality 

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

We promote a request and claim procedure to the United Nations (in Geneva), in order to see the recognition of the right to a nationality/citizenship of thousands of citizens of the Free Territory of Trieste.

“The Catalan referendum for independence isn’t just legal, it’s also a process strictly connected to the human rights and dignity of all the peoples the United Nations respect and promote”

- Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, April 2013

The citizens of the Territory of Trieste are currently in a condition in which they have a very clear right of citizenship defined by a Treaty of Peace fully in force (Annex VI to the Treaty of Peace with Italy).
Recently (22 October 2013), the General Commissioner for the Italian Government in Trieste denied this right in a written reply, to which was attached a previous reply by the Italian under-secretary for Foreign Affairs (7 October 2013). Shortly after those replies (5 December 2013), a member of the staff of the Vice-president for the Fundamental Rights of the European Union declared their inability to act upon this matter.

Having received these official responses by Italian and European institutions, we will deliver this claim to the only Authorities who can act upon it:

  • the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • the United Nations Human Rights Council

We have prepared a precise collective action which can be joined on:

expect updates soon

The cost for each citizen will be 20€, to support the related expenses as well as our future actions.

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