23 November 2020

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality


CFP: Statelessness and Citizenship Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a symposium on "Citizenship and Statelessness in India." The submission deadline is 31 January 2021.

Blog posts & press:

The Campaign to End Statelessness: July-September 2020 Update (UNHCR, Oct. 2020) [text]

The ICGLR with support from UNHCR takes a meaningful step toward eradicating statelessness in the Great Lakes Region (Nov. 2020) [text]

Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people (ENS Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Russia’s Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches (ENS Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic (ENS Blog, Nov. 2020) [text]

Tackling the Nation-State ‘Container Model’ in Statelessness Research (Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024 (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

New OA book:

Atlas of the Stateless: Facts and Figures about Exclusion and Displacement
(Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, 2020) [access]
- "This Atlas of the Stateless not only aims to make this invisible issue more visible, but also to show how solutions are possible for each of the situations and problems it presents. We have not attempted to be comprehensive in our coverage. Rather, we hope to draw attention to the many facets of this diverse topic. People become stateless for many different reasons: deprivation of citizenship, flight or expulsion, religious discrimination, or the consequences of a nomadic way of life. The effects on those affected are as varied as they are far-reaching. Stateless people are especially vulnerable because no state protects them, and they lack access to basic rights." Follow link for English and French texts.


Factsheets (McMullin Centre on Statelessness) [access]

Locked in and Locked out: The Impact of Digital Identity Systems on Rohingya Populations (Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion, Nov. 2020) [text]

Securing Citizenship: India’s legal obligations towards precarious citizens and stateless persons (Jindal Global Law School, Nov. 2020) [info]
- Note: This report will be released later this month. Follow link for more details about a related blog and forthcoming webinar.

Why Citizenship Matters? Some Relevant Observations on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the Proposed National Register for Citizens in India [text]
- Note: This is "an updated and annotated text of the online lecture which the author delivered on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The event was organized by the Society for Critical Legal Studies (SCLS),
University of Chittagong, Bangladesh."


Together We Can: A Consortium to Protect the Stateless in Times of COVID-19, 9 Oct. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

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