25 August 2011

Campaign against Statelessness

Today, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness on 30 August 2011, UNHCR has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the statelessness issue. Read this media backgrounder and new brochure for an overview, browse the photo galleries for a photo essay by Greg Constantine, and listen to one stateless woman's story.

Here are some additional resources:

"Draft Guidelines on the Detention of Stateless Persons: An Introductory Note," Equal Rights Review, vol. 7 (2011) [full-text]

"Guidelines on the Detention of Stateless Persons: Consultation Draft," Equal Rights Review, vol. 7 (2011) [full-text]

Note on International Protection: Addendum - Note on Statelessness, UN Doc. No. A/AC/96/1098/Add.1 (Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, June 2011) [text]

Stateless People: Living in Limbo (AlertNet) [access]
- A special report on statelessness with facts and figures, multimedia, blog posts, and links to resources.

Stateless (ExpressO, 2011) [text]
- Advocates the implementation of a universal identification card for stateless persons, in the spirit of a Nansen Passport.

Statelessness in Central Asia (UNHCR, May 2011) [text]

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