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Statelessness and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - Policy Brief

Published: December 2018

This policy brief is intended for those working on statelessness who want to know more about the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and how to engage with it. 

It opens with an explanation of the relevance of the GCM to NGOs working on statelessness. This is followed by a brief history of the global migration governance infrastructure and the GCM. There are then some notes on the way in which statelessness is addressed in the compact. Finally, this is followed by a discussion of potential routes for engagement in the implementation process.

This policy brief was produced for the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) by Dr Tendayi Bloom of The Open University as part of the larger project ‘Noncitizenship in the Global Compact for Migration’ which is made possible thanks to funding from the Leverhulme Trust. The views expressed in the report do not reflect those of either the Open University or the Leverhulme Trust. 

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