08 November 2018

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 1 (Statelessness)


Statelessness: A Minority Issue, Eleventh Session of the Forum on Minority Issues, Geneva, 29-30 November 2018 [info]
- Register by 23 November 2018. Follow link for concept note and factsheet.

World Conference on Statelessness and Inclusion, The Hague, 26-28 June 2019 [info]
- Early bird registration rate ends 31 December 2018.

News & developments:

Meeting of the Extraordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 29 October-3 November 2018 [info]
- Aim was to, among other things, consider the Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Specific Aspects of the Right to a Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa. Follow link for concept note and background documents. See also related discussion list posting.

UNHCR Reiterates the Importance of Eradication of Statelessness in Ukraine (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Welcomes Spain and Haiti Move to Counter Statelessness (UNHCR, Sept. 2018) [text]
- Both countries recently took action to accede to one or both of the statelessness conventions.

Blog posts:

Chasing Shadows: Making Statelessness Visible in Poland (ENS Blog, Sept. 2018) [text]

Court of Appeal Says Statelessness Must be Proved on Balance of Probabilities (Free Movement Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]
- "In AS (Guinea) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2234, the Court of Appeal has in effect rebuffed an attempt by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to make it easier to establish statelessness."

Not Just a Simple Twist of Fate: Statelessness in Lithuania and Latvia (ENS Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

#StatelessnessINDEX: A New Tool to Raise Awareness on Gaps in French Law, Policy and Practice (ENS Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

Using the #StatelessnessIndex as a Teaching Tool: Enhancing the Capacity of Legal Aid Centres and Improving the Quality of Legal Assistance for Stateless People (ENS Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Reports & research:

Citizenship and Statelessness: (In)equality and (Non)discrimination (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, 2018) [text]

Mapping Statelessness in Portugal (UNHCR, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Roma Belong: Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in Ukraine (European Network on Statelessness et al., March 2018; posted Sept. 2018) [text]

Statelessness: A Minority Issue, Report of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, UN Doc. no. A/73/205 (UN General Assembly, July 2018; presented Oct. 2018) [text]


International Society and the Risk of Statelessness, Oxford, 7 Nov. 2018 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Paperless People Podcast Series (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion) [access]
- "New podcast series around the nexus between legal identity and statelessness, including how minorities are vulnerable to harm even as efforts towards universal access to legal identity documentation move forward."

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 1 (7 Aug. 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 2 (Asia) (7 Aug. 2018)

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