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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)
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Investor citizenship must not be used as a remedy for statelessness

When I started to look into the sale of passports a decade ago, there had been hardly any academic research on the topic. Yet with the increasing…
/ Jelena Dzankic, GLOBALCIT coordinator
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How to square a circle: contemplating the shades of minority statelessness

In present times, ever more people dream of not being tied up to a certain state and becoming ‘citizens of everywhere’. This post-national dream…
/ Dr Julija Sardelić, Marie Curie Skłodowska Postdoctoral Fellow LINES – Leuven International and European Studies, University of Leuven
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Facing a lifetime of uncertainty: Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention in the UK

“There are no human rights in the United Kingdom”, said Yassin, a stateless Bidoon from Kuwait in his late twenties. He came to the UK in 2007 to…
/ Katia Bianchini, ENS researcher & Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity (Goettingen, Germany)
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Problems Faced by the Bidoons in the UK

The word ‘Bidoon’ refers to a diverse group of people in Kuwait who at the time of the country's move to independence were not given nationality.…
/ Nasser Al-Anezy, Chair and director of the Kuwaiti Community Association & Katia Bianchini, Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity
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Statelessness, state-building and biopolitics: the bidūn of Kuwait

One of the biggest challenges that the current configuration of the world brings is the persistent collisions between a romanticised “global” and a…
/ Ines Fernandes, School of Oriental and African Studies