What is statelessness?
A stateless person is not recognized as a citizen by any State. This is important because citizenship is the essential foundation of a person’s legal identity. It is your right to have rights. Citizenship enables you not only to vote, hold public office, and exit and enter a country freely, but also to obtain housing, health care, employment, and education. Citizenship is necessary in order to live a decent human life. Stateless people are denied that right.
BLOG @ ENS (www.statelessness.eu)
Four reasons Why the Americas Could Become the First Region to Prevent and Eradicate Statelessness
11 March 2015 ǀ Francisco Quintana, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and Liliana Gamboa, Open Society Justice Initiative
Read blog here.
THE FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE RED ANA took place on October 22nd, 2015 at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington DC. Speakers included representatives of the UNHCR, the Governments of Chile and Brazil and the Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants of the IACHR.
November 4th 2014 was the 60 year anniversary of the Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons, and in commemoration of this historical event, the UNHCR has launched a new campaign to eradicate statelessness by 2024.
For more information on the UNHCR #IBelong Campaign, click here.
November 4, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the UNHCR #IBelong Campaign. Read the report released on the occasion of the one year anniversary: The Urgent Need to End Childhood Statelessness.
Read the September 2015 update of the #IBelong Campaign.