1. The Committee on Legal Affairs
and Human Rights congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee on Migration,
Refugees and Displaced Persons, Mr Manlio Di Stefano, on his comprehensive
report, and supports by and large the proposed draft resolution.
The committee points out that it has dealt with a similar issue
in its report on “Access to nationality and the effective implementation
of the European Convention on Nationality”.
2. The committee proposes some amendments to further strengthen
the draft resolution regarding some legal aspects and to put more
emphasis on avoiding statelessness of newborn children, by granting
them automatically the nationality of the State where they are born,
and by strengthening procedures for birth registration.