27 February 2013

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

UNHCR has teamed up with Tilburg University's Statelessness Programme to offer an award for statelessness research.  The deadline for nominations is 1 May 2013.  The research that wins will be published on both institutions' web sites.


Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Integration: Growing Attention on the Role of the European Union in Tackling Statelessness? (ENS Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

The Humanitarian Side of Statelessness; Statelessness within the Framework of the Millennium Development Goals (SSRN, Feb. 2013)
- See also related comment on the Statelessness Programme blog.

Naturalization of Stateless Persons: The Standards of Facilitated Access to Citizenship (Statelessness Programme Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Paper Presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Collaboration with the Eugene Dupuch Law School to the Constitutional Commission of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]
- Includes recommendations for changes to Bahama's Constitution that would help prevent and reduce statelessness.

Reflections on Thailand (1): A Protracted and Neglected Situation of Statelessness (Statelessness Programme Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]
- First in a series of posts about statelessness among ethnic minorities in Thailand.

"Statelessness in the Context of State Succession: An Appraisal under International Law," Chapter 3 in The Changing Role of Nationality in International Law (Routledge, March 2013) [info]

*Statelessness Programme Annual Report 2012 (Tilburg University, Jan. 2013) [text]

UNHCR Applauds Jamaica for Signing the International Convention to Protect Individuals without a Nationality (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

Upcoming event:

Towards an Ecumenical Advocacy on Rights of Stateless People, Washington, DC, 27 Feb. - 1 March 2013 [info] [photos]

Web site:

Citizens of Nowhere [access]
- Web page set up on the UNHCR Washington site to complement the recently launched report with the same name.


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