Solving Statelessness

Edited by: Laura van Waas, Melanie J. Khanna

Since the 1990s, interest in statelessness has been steadily increasing within academia, among governments, at the UN, and among civil society organizations. Research projects, mapping studies, and doctrinal discussions have helped to clarify the challenges faced, as well as what is at stake. This has led to a fresh sense of purpose in addressing the issue. Spurred on by the UNHCR-led #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024, there is a growing international movement engaged in finding solutions. Making meaningful progress towards this goal demands a new and more ambitious approach, one that moves beyond stock-taking to inspire solutions. As Volker Tuerk 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 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 this issue. The first part of the book has a thematic focus, exploring perspectives, tools, and techniques for solving statelessness 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, this book will 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 organizations, legal practitioners, and advanced-level students. [Subject: Human Rights Law, Statelessness, Politics]

Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462403468

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