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Political limbo and statelessness in Africa’s last colony

The Saharawi people have been stateless for over 40 years since Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco in 1975. Danielle Smith, Founding Director of…
/ Danielle Smith - Founding Director, Sandblast Arts and Dr. Violeta Ruano
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Introducing “Hawiati”: A network for stateless solidarity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Statelessness is a significant problem across the MENA. With national legal frameworks in the region taking little account of the reality of…
/ Zahra Albarazi and Thomas McGee - co-coordinators of the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
Country position paper: Statelessness in Iran Publications

Country position paper: Statelessness in Iran

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…
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Country position paper: Statelessness in Iraq Publications

Country position paper: Statelessness in Iraq

Iraq has a population of 40.4 million people, and is home to an estimated 47,515 stateless people, although it is possible that the true figure for…
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Country position paper: statelessness in Syria Publications

Country position paper: Statelessness in Syria

Syria has a population of 18.5 million people, with the latest UN estimates suggesting it is home to 160,000 stateless persons. However, this…
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A visit to Lebanon

Initially, I was hesitant when invited to jointly lead a session last week at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on building a network on…
/ Allan Leas, Chair of the ENS Board of Trustees
Statelessness in Kuwait Publications

Country Position Paper: Statelessness in Kuwait

Kuwait has a population of 4.2 million people, of whom more than half are not Kuwaiti citizens. The country is also home to an estimated 93,000…
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From Syria to Europe Publications

From Syria to Europe: Experiences of Stateless Kurds and Palestinian Refugees from Syria Seeking Protection in Europe

As part of a joint #StatelessJourneys project, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), ASKV Refugee Support and the European Network on…
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The appalling mistreatment of a stateless human rights activist, barriers to British citizenship, and the power to bring change

Persecution and statelessness inflicted by the Bahraini Government Sayed Alwadaei is a soft-spoken but determined man from Bahrain. There is…
/ Cynthia Orchard Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator, Asylum Aid / Migrants Resource Centre
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Groundbreaking Arab League declaration heightens global momentum to end gender discrimination in nationality laws

Amid the tragedy and uncertainty of today’s global challenges, there have been several important developments in the fight for gender equality in the…
/ Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
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States as a root cause of statelessness

What is the root cause of statelessness? There are many answers to this question – conflict of nationality laws, gender discrimination, persecution…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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The World’s Stateless: a new report on why size does and doesn’t matter

Today, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion launched its inaugural World’s Stateless report. The report focuses largely on the question of…
/ Laura van Waas, Amal de Chickera and Zahra Albarazi (co-founders, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion)