Iran has an estimated population of 82.1 million people and is home to an unknown number of stateless people. Comprehensive data about the problem of statelessness and the size of the stateless population residing in Iran is not available. Gender discrimination and other gaps in Iran’s Nationality Law, and a lack of access to vital civil status events, including marriage and birth registration, means that there is a significant risk of statelessness both within and outside Iran.
This country position paper produced by the European Network on Statelessness and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion provides information on the profiles of stateless individuals and persons who may be at risk of statelessness due to nationality or civil documentation problems in Iran.
A series of awareness-raising, training and advocacy tools, including position papers on countries of origin; country briefings on statelessness in European countries; webinars; podcasts; and other advocacy tools are available for download and wider use from the Stateless Journeys website.