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Contracting Parties  >   Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons > France 

SignatureJanuary 12, 1955
RatificationMarch 8, 1960
Entry into forceJune 6, 1960

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Declaration made upon ratification:
"The provisions of article 10, paragraph 2, are regarded by the French Government as applying only to stateless persons who were forcibly displaced from French territory, and who have, prior to the date of entry into force of this Convention, returned there direct from the country to which they were forced to proceed, without in the meantime having received authorization to reside in the territory of any other State."

Territorial Information

Territorial application:
Date of receipt of the notification: March 8, 1960
Territories: Departments of Algeria, of the Oases and of Saoura, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guiana and the five Overseas Territories (New Caledonia and Dependencies, French Polynesia, French Somaliland, the Comoro Archipelago and the Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon).