25 April 2012


Bulgaria and Moldova are the two most recent accessions to both statelessness conventions.  According to UNHCR, now "73 states have acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and 44 are now States parties to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. This is up from 65 States parties to the 1954 Convention and 37 to the 1961 Convention just a year ago."

Funding opportunities:

The UNHCR office in Central Europe is seeking an "Implementing Partner to Conduct a Mapping of Stateless in Slovenia."  Proposals should be submitted by 5 May 2012.

Another funding opportunity for statelessness research is on offer from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.  See "Research Projects to Strengthen Evidence-Based Humanitarian Decision Making by PRM and its Partners Worldwide" for more information.  Proposals must be submitted by 8 May 2012.

Other recent resources focusing on statelessness include:

"Here I Was Born: Stateless Dominicans Seek Recognition," The Refugee Voice, vol. 6, no. 1 (March 2012)[text]

"No Place to Call Home: The Status and Rights of Stateless People," The International Review, vol. 14, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2011) [text]

The Right to Nationality and the Secession of South Sudan: A Commentary on the Impact of the New Laws (Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, April 2012) [text]

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