22 November 2011

Focus on Statelessness

Asylum Aid and UNHCR UK have launched a new report, Mapping Statelessness in the United Kingdom. Here's part of the blurb:

"Mapping Statelessness finds that stateless people in the UK live at daily risk of human rights infringements. Many are trapped in a nightmarish legal limbo from which there is currently no escape. Being stateless is likened by one interviewee to being 'a bird with nowhere to rest on the ground, but which can’t spend his whole life in the sky'."

The Executive Summary highlights the report's five key findings and six key recommendations. See also the lead article in the latest issue of Women's Asylum News, "'I feel that I have no rights': Statelessness in the UK."

Other recent items relating to statelessness:

Measuring the Cost of Statelessness: A Four Country Livelihoods Study, Report prepared for the U.S. Department of State (Aug. 2011)
- This report resulted from a research project entitled "The Cost of Statelessness: A Livelihoods Analysis," that ran from September 2010 until August 2011. I have not yet found the complete text of the report, but information about its findings can be found on this Researcher Insights page from Kingston University, this statement of interest, and this State Dept. speech.

"Stateless," Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 20, no. 1 (Fall 2011) [full-text]
- See related blog post. This is the officially published article; I referenced an earlier version in this post.

Statelessness and the Human Right to Nationality (Statelessness Blog, Nov. 2011) [text]

Voices of the Invisible People (National Geographic Assignment Blog, Oct. 2011) [text]

Event after the fact:

"The Global Crisis of Statelessness and Threats to Birthright Citizenship," Panel at 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, 15-20 November 2011 [info]
- Read this blog post of responses from one of the panelists.

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