23 October 2011

Focus on Statelessness


Statelessness and Gender Discrimination, Washington, DC, 25 October 2011 [info]
- "A panel discussion to highlight the impacts of gender discrimination in nationality laws and the specific impacts of statelessness on women."

Conference on Statelessness and the Right to Nationality in the Dominican Republic, Washington, DC, 26 October 2011 [info]
- "The conference will focus on the right to nationality in the Dominican Republic and will analyze the current complex legal situation facing different segments of the Dominican population of Haitian descent and highlight the impacts of deprivation of nationality rights."

Statelessness and UNHCR, Oxford, 26 October 2011 [info]
- The next seminar in the "Stateless Diasporas and Forced Migration" series. Recordings of past seminars in this series are available as podcasts.

No Country, No Identity, No Rights?, Tilburg, 3 November 2011 [info]
- Part of a week-long line-up of events to mark the official launch of the Statelessness Programme at Tilburg University. "This event offers a unique opportunity to better understand the problem of statelessness and how it affects people, both around the world and here in the Netherlands."


The 50th Anniversary of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness: What Progress? (Chatham House, July 2011) [text]
- Summary of a meeting held to commemorate the statelessness convention.

CEDAW Statement on the Anniversaries of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, 50th Session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (19 Oct. 2011) [text via Refworld]

Dependent Identity: The MENA, Women and Citizenship (Oecumene Blog, Oct. 2011) [text]

Kuwait: Gender Discrimination Creates Statelessness and Endangers Families (Refugees International, Oct. 2011) [text]

War Criminals, Terrorists, and Deprivation of Nationality (Statelessness Blog, Oct. 2011) [text]

New Research Project:

"Statelessness in international law: which regime(s) for which right(s)?," Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies [info]
- "The project aims at producing a book-length work that will document and analyse the international legal regime governing statelessness."

[Photo credit: Refugees International]

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