A stateless person is someone who is not recognised as a national by any state. They therefore have no nationality or citizenship and are unprotected by national legislation, leaving them vulnerable in ways that most of us never have to consider. This latest issue of FMR includes 22 articles by academic, international and local actors debating the challenges faced by stateless people and the search for appropriate responses and solutions.
The issue also includes 17 articles on other aspects of forced migration, among which are a mini-feature (comprising four articles) on refugee status determination and articles on European migration policies, Colombia, Ecuador, disaster IDPs, Europe-Africa cooperation, trafficking in Iran, cash grants for refugees and reproductive health care in emergencies.
We encourage you to circulate or reproduce any articles in their entirety but please cite www.fmreview.org/statelessness
FMR 32 will is published in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
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We would like to thank the following who have provided funding specifically for this issue: the US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM); the Open Society Justice Initiative; the European Union; the Statelessness Unit of UNHCR’s Division of International Protection Services; and UNHCR’s Africa Bureau.
You may also be interested in the Refugee Studies Centre Policy Briefing Statelessness, protection and equality. This policy brief provides a context and typology of stateless people, before examining the international law and jurisprudence as well as human rights discourse and policy that concern them.
From the editors
Statelessness: what it is and why it matters
Indira Goris, Julia Harrington and Sebastian Köhn
UNHCR and responses to statelessness
Mark Manly and Santhosh Persaud
North Arakan: an open prison for the Rohingya in Burma
We have no soil under our feet
Ethiopia-Eritrea: statelessness and state succession
Am I stateless because I am a nomad?
Kenyan Nubians: standing up to statelessness
Adam Hussein Adam
The Universal Birth Registration campaign
Simon Heap and Claire Cody
Contesting discrimination and statelessness in the Dominican Republic
Advocacy campaigns and policy development
Reducing de facto statelessness in Nepal
The end of Bihari statelessness
Maureen Lynch and Melanie Teff
Stateless persons from Thailand in Japan
Chie Komai and Fumie Azukizawa
Combatting statelessness: a government perspective
Nicole Green and Todd Pierce
No place to go: statelessness in Israel
The lost tribes of Arabia
The legal limbo of detention
Katherine Perks and Jarlath Clifford
Displaced Kosovo Roma and property rights
Jose-Maria Arraiza and Linda Öhman
Stateless Roma in Macedonia
Joanne van Selm
Remember the forgotten, protect the unprotected
Statelessness and the right to citizenship
Matthew J Gibney
General articles / Regulars
UNHCR and individual refugee status determination
Refugee status determination: three challenges
Refugee status determination in southern Africa
Michael S Gallagher
Refugee protection in Turkey
An institutional gap for disaster IDPs
Unmet refugee needs: Colombian refugees in Ecuador
Europe-Africa cooperation in Mali
Towards an EU-wide regularisation scheme
Return and re-admission in states’ migration policies
Iran: migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons
Nasim Sadat Hosseini-Divkolaye
RAISE: Reproductive health-care provision in emergencies: preventing needless suffering
Maaike van Min
UNHCR: On the money
Vicky Tennant and Franziska Troeger
Brookings-Bern: Internal displacement and peacebuilding in Colombia
NRC: One last chance for Colombia’s victims
Jacob Rothing and Richard Skretteberg
IDMC: Stateless former farm workers in Zimbabwe