welcome to our website

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is an independent non-profit organization committed to promoting the human rights of stateless persons and fostering inclusion to ultimately end statelessness.

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.

Stay informed »

Latest statelessness news

Our latest Statelessness Monthly Bulletin is now available! This offers a compilation of law and policy developments, new resources, announcements and opportunities on statelessness from around the world. This month's edition, covering news from November 2016, includes an summary overview of the current crisis facing the Rohingya population in Myanmar, good news for stateless children born in Norway, the announcement of a special week-long programme for early/mid-career academics to be held in New York next June, and an interview with Laura Parker, Protection Officer working on statelessness for UNHCR in Cote d'Ivoire.

Click here to access the monthly bulletin »

What we do

These our some of our strategies for realising our role of expert, partner and catalyst for action to address statelessness across the globe: Interdisciplinary research and analysis; Capacity building and educating; Outreach and developing partnerships; Spreading information and awareness; Advocacy; Training and capacity building…

Read More »

Childhood statelessness

The right of every child to acquire a nationality is protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and numerous other key human rights conventions. Yet, according to UNHCR’s estimates, a child is born stateless somewhere in the world every 10 minutes. This issue is one of our 5 thematic priorities.

Read More »

Statelessness & human rights

Statelessness is a human rights issue. Its impact can be measured in human rights terms and redressed through human rights tools. A human rights based approach to statelessness is central to the mission of the Institute and engagement with international human rights mechanisms is an important area of our work.

Read More »