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
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c155.html
“People are often asked, at some point in their lives, what nationality they have.”

European refugee crisis risks creating generation of stateless children
http://www.trust.org/item/20150920230231-jdujs
“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
http://www.unhcr.org/3bbb286d8.html
“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
http://www.unhcr.org/3eb7ba7d4.pdf
“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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