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The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is an independent non-profit organization committed to realising the right to a nationality for all, through our role as expert, knowledge partner, catalyst for action and advocate for change.
Through our website and mailing list, we also aim to contribute to the development and strengthening of inter-disciplinary engagement, networks and partnerships on statelessness, by supporting outreach, networking and exchange of information. Join the discussion by signing up now for our global statelessness mailing list.
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Our latest Statelessness Monthly Bulletin is now available! The bulletin offers a compilation of law and policy developments, new resources, announcements and opportunities on statelessness from around the world. The January 2018 edition covers global statelessness news and updates and an interview with Kim Rubenstein, Professor at the Australian National University Law School.
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Read our flagship report, The World's Stateless 2017: Children, exploring the urgency of and opportunities for addressing childhood statelessness. Over 50 experts and organisations have contributed material – essays, interviews, photographs and more. Collectively, they deal with a multitude of different dimensions of childhood statelessness, with chapters exploring the right to a nationality, challenges in the context of migration and displacement, the significance of the Sustainable Development Agenda, the mechanics of safeguards against statelessness for children, and litigation, legal assistance and other forms of moblisation as strategies to tackle childhood statelessness.
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At least 15 million people face life without a nationality today and another child is born stateless every 10 minutes. However, the right to a nationality is a fundamental human right and human rights are to be enjoyed by all persons, including the stateless. Explore our Statelessness and Human Rights website for background, analysis and resources for engaging with human rights frameworks in order to address the root causes and the impact of statelessness. There’s also a calendar, tracking key UN human rights bodies’ meetings and deadlines.
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Statelessness is a driver of insecurity and injustice, including in situations of conflict and displacement. It is important for humanitarian actors to understand the challenges of protecting Syrian refugees’ right to a nationality and ensuring effective protection for stateless refugees. This is relevant not only to the current refugee response, but also to mitigate problems that could arise in finding durable solutions for refugees from Syria, including voluntary return to Syria when circumstances in the country allow. Find out more about the issue of statelessness in the Syria refugee context by exploring our online toolkit, developed jointly with the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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