What Does It Mean To Be Stateless?

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Around the world, there are over 10 million people who do not have a nationality. But, what does this mean and what is statelessness?

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An Introduction to Statelessness
“People are often asked, at some point in their lives, what nationality they have.”

European refugee crisis risks creating generation of stateless children
“The European refugee crisis could risk creating a new generation of stateless children unless countries close gaps in their nationality laws, experts said on Monday.”

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
“The Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness was adopted on 30 August 1961 and entered into force on 13 December 1975. ”

The State of the World’s Refugees
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights unequivocally states that ‘everyone has the right to a nationality” and that “no-one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality.'”

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