since they don't claim registration is some kooky theory:
"Nationality is a legal bond between a state and an individual, and statelessness refers to the condition of an individual who is not considered as a national by any state. Although stateless people may sometimes also be refugees, the two categories are distinct and both groups are of concern to UNHCR.
While human rights are generally to be enjoyed by everyone, selected rights ... may be limited to nationals. Of even greater concern is that many more rights of stateless people are violated in practice - they are often unable to obtain identity documents; they may be detained because they are stateless; and they could be denied access to education and health services or blocked from obtaining employment.
Yet the problem can be prevented through adequate nationality legislation and procedures as well as universal birth registration."
That would mean, according to UNHCR and parties to its treaties, a certificate of birth (which is received when one voluntary registers a thing by the designation of a name operating in a state which is a member of the United States) ... is possession of nationality.
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