The Americas, lessons learned from two convergent processes

A decade after the launch of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign and Brazil’s 2014 Plan of Action, the Americas have undergone some transformative developments…
/ Francisco Quintana, Founder of the Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness, Advocate, and Human Rights Expert on Latin America and the Caribbean
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The Transformative Power of Advocacy

The full impact of statelessness on my life didn't hit me until 2014, when I was trying to travel back to my country to be with my family after my…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
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Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Following a decade of restrictive measures on migration and nationality matters, in late 2013 the Constitutional Tribunal in Santo Domingo issued a…
/ Bridget Wooding - Director, Observatory Caribbean Migrants, Dominican Republic

I am not alone: the United Stateless of America

For the past twenty years — my entire life — my parents and I have struggled to prove my nationality. It felt to me as if they had trouble proving…
/ Daiana Lilo, United Stateless Member

Clash of Constitutional Courts on addressing statelessness: Dominican Republic and Colombia

Dominican Republic and Colombia have taken very different approaches to the recognition of the right to a nationality for children born on their…
/ Paola Pelletier, LLM. Dominican Law Professor of International Private Law and Human Rights at PUCMM University, and Member of Reconocido Movement (Statelessness Movement)

Born at the age of 70

As a young teenager in the 1950s, Eloisa was abandoned in Costa Rica. She found herself in a Central American country that she'd never been to…
/ Maria Julia Cerdas, former member of the stateless division for Costa Rica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Churches’ response to statelessness: challenging the policies and rhetoric creating statelessness

Religious institutions and their extended networks offer valuable avenues to address statelessness. These deep-rooted communities provide care for…
/ Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler, Director of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and a pastor at the Church of the Brethren

Colombia acts to ensure children born to Venezuelan parents are not left stateless - but there’s still room for improvement

Venezuela is currently going through a political, economic, social, institutional, and human rights crisis — causing millions of people to leave.…
/ Jessica Ramirez Moreno (Red ANA- CEJIL) & Christina Saad (Intern at CEJIL)

The Quito Process and the urgency to address the right to a nationality and statelessness in the Americas

The unprecedented number of migrants and refugees leaving Venezuela and moving throughout the American continent has put receiving countries’ legal…
/ Jessica Ramirez, Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness (Red ANA)

Lessons learned from the Americas: political will and coordinated action to eradicate statelessness

Since the launch of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign in 2014, it has been suggested that the Americas could be the first “statelessness free” region. This…
/ Francisco Quintana, co-founder Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness

A Chilean rendez-vous in the race against statelessness

Two years ago, the UNHCR kicked off the race to end statelessness with the #IBelong campaign. In response to the UNHCR’s calling, the Americas…
/ Ivonne Garza, Fellow at the Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness

The double plight of stateless migrants

Although the greatest numbers of stateless persons are not necessarily within the migrant population, particularly in Europe, with 244 million…
/ Alice Sironi, Migration Law Specialist with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)