Home » STATELESSNESS

STATELESSNESS

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) is the first and the only human rights NGO dedicated to promoting the right to a nationality and the rights of stateless people globally. Working together to counter discrimination and intolerance and promote inclusive societies by realising and protecting everyone’s right to a nationality. A world in which everyone’s right to a nationality is respected, securing inclusion, equality and access to rights for all.

Publications

The Example of Thailand
L. Van Waas, C. Rijken, M. Gramatikov & D. Brennan
Pages: 176 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 01-2015
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462402089

Product Description

 

This publication presents the results of a two-year research project that aimed to develop and pilot a methodology for exploring the nexus between statelessness and human trafficking. It was a collaborative project in which scholars with expertise on statelessness (Laura van Waas), human trafficking (Conny Rijken), Subjective Legal Empowerment (Martin Gramatikov) and gender studies (Deirdre Brennan) worked side-by-side to design and execute research that cuts across disciplines. We hope that the publication will therefore be of interest to researchers and policy makers in each of these different fields. Included within this publication are two distinct but complementary reports: “A methodology for exploring the interaction between statelessness and human trafficking” (or Methodology Report) and the “The Nexus between Statelessness and Human Trafficking in Thailand” (or Thailand Report).

 

A Pocket Edition
Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Pages: 125 pages
Shipping Weight: 150 gram
Published: 09-2014
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462401686

Product Description

International Statelessness Law is a pocket-sized compilation of the key international legal texts pertaining to nationality and statelessness. The international law on statelessness is fundamentally a set of principles aimed at protecting people from arbitrariness, discrimination and resultant denial or loss of nationality, and facilitating human rights protection for those who have no nationality. Thus, there is a significant overlap between the field of statelessness and those of human rights, refugee and public law. In fact, many of the strongest protections against statelessness and for stateless persons are found in human rights instruments. Extracts of these instruments which specifically relate to the right to a nationality and the avoidance of statelessness are included in this compilation, but please remember that in fact all human rights are to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of nationality or statelessness. As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly affirms, “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”.

The contents of this book represent the core standards of international law on statelessness. When reading it, please be mindful that they have been fleshed out by authoritative bodies, giving context and direction to principle. In particular, please refer UNHCR’s Handbook on Protection of Stateless Persons, and Guidelines on Statelessness No. 4, in relation to the 1954 and 1961 Conventions respectively; relevant General Comments and Recommendations of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies in relation to statelessness and human rights law; resolutions of UN the General Assembly and of the Human Rights Council; and the jurisprudence of international, regional and national courts and committees which have interpreted these instruments.

This publication is intended as a companion to all people interested in statelessness and the international legal tools to address it, from expert lawyers to students new to the issue. It is meant to be highlighted, tabbed and scribbled upon. While designed to fit in your pocket or handbag, it can also adapt to a more sedentary existence on a bookshelf.

Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Pages: 170 pages
Shipping Weight: 350 gram
Published: 12-2014
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462402041

Product Description

To end statelessness worldwide by 2024. That is the ambition of the #ibelong campaign, spearheaded by UNHCR, which aims to galvanise governments, civil society, UN agencies and others into action. It is a bold but appropriate objective. Statelessness has been a cause of human suffering for too long, and unnecessarily so: it is a man-made phenomenon and bringing it to an end is – at least in theory – entirely feasible. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is committed to helping to inform and catalyse solutions for statelessness. In the hope of contributing to a better sense of the task ahead, this inaugural World’s Stateless report explores currently available statistical data and discusses the challenges involved in accurately mapping or quantifying statelessness. From this analysis, the report distils recommendations to states, UNHCR and civil society on how to improve data collection and reporting on statelessness. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to leading an integrated, inter-disciplinary response to the injustice of statelessness and exclusion. Established in August 2014, it is the first global centre of expertise and action committed to promoting the rights of stateless persons and reducing statelessness worldwide. We believe in the value of research, education, partnership and advocacy. We aim to develop and share our skills and expertise with partners in civil society, academia, the UN and governments, and to serve as a catalyst for change.

Children
Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Pages: 562 pages
Shipping Weight: 1000 gram
Published: 04-2017
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462403659

Product Description

 

International law protects the right of every child to acquire a nationality.

Yet, childhood statelessness pervades all regions of the world.

At least a third of the 15 million people who face life without a nationality today, are children.

And, every ten minutes, another child is born stateless.

The disconnect between the recognition of nationality as a fundamental child right and the reality of childhood statelessness presents a massive challenge, but also opens up a wealth of opportunities. Childhood statelessness is entirely preventable. It is never in a child’s best interests to be stateless, nor is it ever a child’s “fault” if they are left without nationality. We are proud to devote this edition of our flagship report, The World’s Stateless 2017, to 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. As with every edition of The World’s Stateless, this publication also offers a more general overview of the state of statelessness globally in 2017.

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is an independent non-profit organisation, committed to ending statelessness and disenfranchisement through the promotion of human rights, participation and inclusion. For more information about our work, please visit www.institutesi.org.

 

Laura Van Waas & Melanie Khanna (eds)
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 12-2016
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462403468

Product Description

 

Interest in statelessness has been steadily increasing since the late 1990s – within academia, among governments, at the UN and among civil society organisations. Research projects, mapping studies and doctrinal discussions have helped to clarify the challenges faced and our understanding of what is at stake. This has led to a fresh sense of purpose in addressing the issue and there is now a growing international movement engaged in finding solutions, spurred on by the UNHCR-led #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024. Making meaningful progress towards this goal demands a new and more ambitious approach, one that moves beyond stocktaking to inspire solutions. As Volker Türk outlines in his introduction to this ground-breaking publication: “The global debates have moved beyond the need to explain the problem and its causes and consequences. The time has come to accelerate the momentum to implement durable solutions effectively.”

The essays which have been collected in this edited volume all approach statelessness from a solutions perspective, looking at what is being done, and what more can be done, to address the issue. The first part of the book has a thematic focus, exploring perspectives, tools and techniques for solving statelessness which are relevant across different countries and regions. Chapters in the second part each have a regional focus, exploring region-specific challenges, developments and innovations set against the backdrop of the broader context of a global campaign to solve statelessness. With contributions from both scholars and practitioners, the book is likely to be of interest to anyone engaged in studying or implementing solutions for statelessness, including researchers, government policy-makers, staff of international or regional inter-governmental bodies and UN agencies, grass-roots and international civil society organisations, legal practitioners and advanced-level students.

 

The Example of Thailand
L. Van Waas, C. Rijken, M. Gramatikov & D. Brennan
Pages: 176 pages
Shipping Weight: 450 gram
Published: 01-2015
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462402089

Product Description

 

This publication presents the results of a two-year research project that aimed to develop and pilot a methodology for exploring the nexus between statelessness and human trafficking. It was a collaborative project in which scholars with expertise on statelessness (Laura van Waas), human trafficking (Conny Rijken), Subjective Legal Empowerment (Martin Gramatikov) and gender studies (Deirdre Brennan) worked side-by-side to design and execute research that cuts across disciplines. We hope that the publication will therefore be of interest to researchers and policy makers in each of these different fields. Included within this publication are two distinct but complementary reports: “A methodology for exploring the interaction between statelessness and human trafficking” (or Methodology Report) and the “The Nexus between Statelessness and Human Trafficking in Thailand” (or Thailand Report).

 

The Role of the European Union on Loss and Acquisition of Nationality

Gerard-René de Groot and Sergio Carrera Nuñez

Pages: 620 pages
Shipping Weight: 1100 gram
Published: 12-2015
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789462402546

Product Description

 

This book examines the changing role played by the European Union and international standards on loss and acquisition of nationality. It provides a comparative analysis of EU Member States regulations, administrative practices, court rulings and statistical data on questions related to loss of nationality and European citizenship. It assesses the multifaceted repercussions of the supranational venues of judicial and legal accountability over states autonomy and competences at times of deciding who is and who is not a citizen. The following questions are examined: to what the extent do EU Member States still hold the exclusive competence over domestic decisions in nationality matters? How do international and European legal principles and standards, as well as case-law by European courts progressively affect their margin of manoeuvre at times of deciding who is and who is not a ‘citizen’? What are the repercussions of their obligations in safeguarding citizenship of the Union?