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Research, studies and statistics about statelessness for you to find and share
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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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