Statelessness and Sustainable Development at the 2019 High Level Political Forum: A moment for reflection

In July this year, UN Member States will come together to consider progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The 2030 Agenda, adopted by…
/ Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University
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Why Citizenship is Relevant to Sustainable Development: Considerations for the 2019 High Level Political Forum

This briefing was produced by ENS in partnership with Dr Tendayi Bloom of The Open University, Dr Bronwen Manby of the London School of Economics and…
/ Policy briefing

Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa and their Children: Birth registration and ‘legal identity’

“Legal identity” is all the rage in international policy circles. From the target set by the Sustainable Development Goals to “provide legal…
/ Bronwen Manby, Senior Policy Fellow with the LSE’s Middle East Centre

Blockchain technology: the answer to securing legal identity?

Blockchain technology has been touted as a modern and elegant solution to the problems of evidencing and securing legal identity and for the creation…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging

Global Data Justice: framing the (mis)fit between statelessness and technology

Global Data Justice is an emerging field of research centering on the idea that we should base the governance of data technologies on social justice…
/ Linnet Taylor, Associate Professor at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) & Hellen Mukiri-Smith, PhD Researcher at TILT

'Transforming Our World’ - How can we make sure no one is left behind?

In September, the leaders of the United Nations Member States will meet to adopt the global agenda for development post-2015, the document…
/ Tendayi Bloom

In pursuit of solutions for the stateless

In pursuit of solutions was the theme of last week’s 2015 UNHCR NGO Consultations, a focus that perfectly captures the motivation behind UNHCR’s #…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness

The right to a legal identity or the right to a legal ID?

Proposed target 16.9 of the soon-to-be-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reads: Provide legal identity to all, including birth…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

The Road to Dignity Beyond Status: Responding to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda

Today’s world is a troubled world: one in turmoil and turbulence, with no shortage of painful political upheavals. Societies are under serious…
/ Tendayi Bloom, United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility
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Statelessness, Human Rights and Development: It's time to Connect the Dots

The worlds of ‘human rights’ and ‘development’ have for many decades run parallel to each other, blindingly indifferent to the complementarity of…
/ Amal de Chickera

Addressing the human insecurity of stateless people: Complimenting our legal advocacy with a development approach

Since the beginning of the year I have been working on trying to explore the role that development and humanitarian organisations are or could be…
/ Jason Tucker, University of Bath and visiting scholar Statelessness Programme, Tilburg Law School