03 October 2011

Stateless Children


The Summary Conclusions from an Expert Meeting on "Interpreting the 1961 Statelessness Convention and Preventing Statelessness among Children" are now available. The meeting was convened by UNHCR and the Open Society Justice Initiative in Dakar, Senegal on 23-24 May 2011.

Also newly available on the subject of stateless children is this speech delivered by James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, in New York on 15 September 2011.

The issue of stateless children has been raised in a variety of other resources this year, including:

Addressing Children's Right to Nationality (Open Society Justice Initiative, Feb. 2011) [text]

African Children’s Rights Committee Publishes First Ever Decision (IHRDA, Sept. 2011) [text]
- Comment on a March 2011 decision of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child that found "Kenya in violation of the rights of Nubian children to non-discrimination, nationality and protection against statelessness."

Case Watch: An African Victory in the Struggle against Statelessness (Open Society Blog, Oct. 2011) [text]

Children without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge (MIT Press, March 2011) [info]
- Click on the widget to view the table of contents and read sample pages.

Fact Sheet: Children's Right to a Nationality (Open Society Justice Initiative, June 2011) [text]

Partnerships for Futures: Addressing Statelessness among Children and Youth (UNHCR, June 2011) [text]
- Background paper for panel at Annual UNHCR/NGO Consultations.

Triple Jeopardy: Young, Migrant and Stateless (ICMC, June 2011) [text]
- Presentation at a/m panel.

Stateless Children: Denied the Right to Have Rights (Open Society Justice Initiative, Sept. 2011) [access]
- Photo collection.

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