Facts & Research
Research, studies and statistics about statelessness for you to find and share
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[English version below 👇🏼]Bist Du oder warst Du jemals von Staatenlosigkeit in Deutschland betroffen? Hast Du Lust und Interesse, Deine Erfahrungen mit uns in einem Interview zu teilen? Unser Projekt ist ein community-basiertes Forschungsprojekt in Zusammenarbeit mit drei Fellows, von denen jeder verschiedene Perspektiven aus persönlichen Erfahrungen und unterschiedlichen sozialen und akademischen Hintergründen einbringt, um nachhaltige Lösungen für Staatenlosigkeit zu finden. Unser Ziel ist es, die Einführung eines Feststellungsverfahrens für Staatenlose in Deutschland vorzuschlagen, um sicherzustellen, dass staatenlose Personen ungehinderten Zugang zu ihren grundlegenden Menschenrechten erhalten. Wir sind auf der Suche nach Interviews mit (ehemals) staatenlosen Menschen, die uns helfen, diese Forschung inklusiv zu gestalten. Du kannst uns helfen, etwas zu verändern!👉🏼 Dein Interview wird uns dabei helfen, Deine individuellen und kollektiven Erfahrungen und Herausforderungen mit d
Hi everyome, my name is Eleanor (she/her). I am a Masters student at the University of Sussex looking for research connections for a potential project. I am hoping to research the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and statelessness. I would appreciate any connections to people already working on/ interested in the topic. I have the chance to do a research placement so can offer free researcher time. Primarily I want to produce research that is:Useful for stateless communities and advocacy Centres the voices of stateless peopleso I can be flexible on the exact methods, direction and topic of the research. Any input or links are very welcome and appreciated! Thank you for your time :)
Hi everyone, Statefree’s partner Apatride Network is still looking to interview more stateless people, refugees and other forcibly displaced people about their (our) experiences in accessing banking and other financial services. The interviews are anonymous and very simple. We will use the valuable information of these experiences in our cooperation with several international law firms, to draft a short report that we will in turn use to contact good and bad practices financial actors. Success of this project means better financial inclusion for the most vulnerable populations. Please email me if you would like to contribute or if you know anyone who would, email@example.com
Dear Statefree community,I would like invite you to be part of a photovoice-project in order to make statelessness more visible and create positive change together! For more information see the flyer below!18 days I uploaded my first flyer, in the meantime i made some changes, created a new version and am know hoping to reach out and get to know you/people, who would like to participate. I am very excited and would love to contribute something useful and interesting. If you have any questions or further ideas, please contact me! Join an information session to find out more!NoraPhotovoice-ProjectInvitation to information session
Hello everyone!I am new here and have found this website as I was researching more on statelessness. I am Soumaia, currently a Master’s student at the University of Birmingham (UK). I am conducting a study on public perception of statelessness and would be extremely grateful if you could participate in my survey. Your perspective is vital for my research, and by sharing your insights, you will help me and others gain a deeper understanding of this crucial issue as we are all learning together. Thank you so much! 🤗 If you are interested simply follow this link to complete the survey: https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IaD7A9G2RgSH9Y If you need more information or if you would like to share anything in relation to the study please contact me via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
New Data on Statelessness in Germany: At least every tenth stateless person in Germany was born thereNews
[Summary: New data on statelessness in Germany reveals the urgent need for action. MPs of the Green and the Left Party release statement about the need for action and urge the government to resolve the situation of stateless people. Link to the parliamentary question below]In the past 7 days, the issue of statelessness has been covered more often in German press than probably at any time in the last 7 years. The reason for this: a new parliamentary question has revealed the following new findings - and many more - about statelessness in Germany: At least every tenth stateless person in Germany, was also born in Germany. More than half of the persons with undetermined citizenship have been living in Germany for more than 5 years. The issue of statelessness has not been discussed in the sessions on nationality for the last ten (!) years. Filiz Polat, a Green Member of German Parliament (MP) and migration expert, summed it up quite well in her statement : "For a long time now, Germany h
English Version below - Reading time 4 min Neue Informationen zur Menschenrechtssituation von Staatenlosen in DeutschlandLiebe Community, wir freuen uns zusammen mit dem Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) und dem European Network on Statelessness (ENS), den ersten gemeinsamen Bericht zur Staatenlosigkeit in Deutschland an die Vereinten Nationen (United Nations – kurz UN) abzugeben. Mit dem Bericht hat Statefree den UN Informationen zur Menschenrechtssituation von staatenlosen Personen in Deutschland gegeben und konkrete Empfehlungen an Deutschland formuliert. In einem speziellen Verfahren “UPR”, hat das ENS, das ISI und Statefree geprüft, ob Deutschland die Menschenrechte staatenloser Personen achtet und umsetzt. Der gesamten Bericht ist im Anhang dieses Blog-Artikels zu finden (siehe unten). Was ist das Universal Periodic Review (kurz UPR) ?Die allgemeine regelmäßige Überprüfung (UPR) ist ein Instrument des Menschenrechtsrats der Vereinten Nationen, welches die Menschenr
SVR Policy Brief: Life without a passport: The situation of stateless people in GermanyThe Expert Council on Integration and Migration (Sachverständigenrat) has published a policy brief about statelessness in Germany. It confirms Statefree’s advocacy and visibility work and shows that stateless people are confronted with multiple barriers to participation and rights. The policy brief confirms that Germany is currently failing to meet its obligations under international conventions and political change is necessary. Important numbers are highlighted: 16% of people with a recognized stateless status and 32% of people with a so-called undetermined nationality were born in Germany. After Syria, Germany is the second most frequent country of birth of stateless people in Germany. This shows that statelessness is produced in Germany due to its restrictive nationality law and inadequate birth registration practices. The policy brief also references the scientific work by Statefree team member
Hi everyone! I was super excited to find this community so thanks for having me.My name is Sophie and I am currently studying at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, though am from New Zealand. I am currently working on my Master’s thesis on the topic of climate change and statelessness in Europe. Essentially, I want to look at how stateless people in Europe have been and will continue to be affected by climate change. If anyone knows any organisations/people working in the civil society space with stateless people (particularly in Italy, as I think this will be my focus) I would be glad to hear about it!Feel free to send me a message to chat as well 😊
On March 9 the German Federal Statistical Office published the latest data on statelessness in Germany. The new figures reveal a significant increase. According to the German Federal Statistical Office, at the end of 2022, 29.455 people were registered as stateless, while an additional number of 97.150 people in Germany were registered with a so-called “undetermined nationality“. This makes a total of 126.605 people in Germany living without nationality. In comparison: at the end of 2021 Germany recorded a number of 94.945 people with “undetermined nationality” and 27.940 people who are officially recognised as stateless (Read more about it here).Overall „the number of people registered as stateless in Germany has doubled since 2014“ the article elaborates. Find the full press release here in English and in German. A comprehensive and more detailed report of the „statistics of foreigners“ in Germany is planned to be published in April. We are happy to keep you posted on new developm
Hi, my name is Jessie (she/her) and I am a community ally, living in the UK. I am a trainee clinical psychologist, working in the national healthcare service and at University College London. My research team and I are running a project where we are hoping to speak with people living in the UK who are part of the statefree community and considered stateless by the UK government (or have been in the past), to understand how this has influenced their well-being or mental health. The project came about from working in mental health services and hearing from people who have lived experiences of statelessness.I’ve joined here as an ally and hope to just listen and learn, thank you for having me!
Hello all!I am currently researching ways to harness the power of first-person storytelling as an educational tool, with the goal of pushing for the recognition of statefree people as the experts on their experiences as opposed to academic researchers.As part of my research, I am currently conducting a survey to better understand current awareness and attitudes towards statelessness. While my research is focussed on policies within the United States, I am looking to learn about global opinions towards statelessness. My hope is to hear from both statefree persons, as well as allies to the community. If you can spare 5 minutes, I would greatly appreciate your responses. This survey is completely anonymous, in English, and will be used only as part of an academic thesis.Awareness and Attitudes Towards Statelessness Thank you!
Dear Community,Before meeting Christiana and joining the Statefree team, I conducted research on statelessness in Germany. It was an eye-opening experience and made clear how many barriers to fundamental rights exist and how much structural change is still needed. I am happy to share that the results of my research were published in a peer-reviewed journal, which you can find here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13621025.2022.2103972The paper argues that de facto statelessness is produced and reproduced by the German citizenship regime, restrictive naturalization requirements and inadequate administrative practices. It makes clear why a fair and transparent statelessness determination procedure is both necessary and urgent. I hope the paper can contribute to a critical debate about necessary legal and political changes. Feedback and comments are very welcome!
READ THE FULL ISSUE HERE: https://lnkd.in/dRTg8xjpFOLLOW STATELESSNESS AND CITIZENSHIP REVIEW ON LINKEDThis special issue of the Statelessness and Citizenship Review is centred on the intersection between issues of statelessness and children’s rights, ranging over a broad set of child-specific topics, from the nationality of foundlings to the challenges facing children born to so-called ‘foreign terrorist fighters’. It was guest edited by Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. READ THE FULL ISSUE HERE: https://lnkd.in/dRTg8xjpFOLLOW STATELESSNESS AND CITIZENSHIP REVIEW ON LINKED
Did you know that 117.935 people are affected by statelessness in Germany? At the end of 2020, the German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) counted 26.445 stateless people and another 91.490 people with an unclear nationality. These numbers have been on the rise over the last years; especially the number of people with an ‘unclear nationality’ has increased significantly.This is partly due to the way Germany deals - or rather, does not deal - with identifying statelessness. Without a comprehensive statelessness determination procedure in Germany, the path towards getting an official statelessness status is often difficult, long and expensive. As a result, statelessness often remains unrecognized, with people instead being recorded with an ‘unclear nationality’. This becomes a human rights issue, since ‘unclear nationality’ does not give access to the rights a stateless person is entitled to, such as access to a travel document for stateless people and the possibility of naturalizat
More than 115 countries don't report numbers of their stateless population. This is only one of the reasons that make it difficult to find comprehensive and accessible information on statelessness. The recent publication An Atlas of the Stateless by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is therefore a very welcome work offering us a critical and broad overview on statelessness. It collects facts and figures about exclusion and displacement, and covers different topics such as rights, conventions and the history of statelessness. Reflecting the title of the publication, it zooms into different regions of the world and addresses the multiple reasons for statelessness and the particular struggles stateless people face in different countries. The publication also includes a section on the impact of Covid-19 on stateless people, and points out how climate change creates new risks for statelessness. In the section ‘Famous but Stateless’ we learn about famous stateless individuals, reminding us of the
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