This convention, forwarded by the Office of the High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR), was adopted on 28 September 1954 and put into force 6 June 1960. It outlines the rights due to stateless persons, i.e. persons who are not considered nationals by any state under the operation of its law. In terms of juridical status, they are due "treatment as favourable as possible and, in any event, not less favourable than that accorded to aliens generally in the same circumstances." Concerning welfare, stateless persons are to be entitled to the same treatment as nationals.