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Statelessness: specialist organisations and resources

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Title: Search results for "statelessness" on the UNHCR site
Description/subject: "Your search for "statelessness" matched 5536 results. Only the first 1,000 results are displayed. Displaying page 1 of 112 pages."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNHCR
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2017

Title: The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Description/subject: "The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion is an independent non-profit organization committed to realising the right to a nationality for all, through our role as expert, knowledge partner, catalyst for action and advocate for change. Through our website and mailing list, we also aim to contribute to the development and strengthening of inter-disciplinary engagement, networks and partnerships on statelessness, by supporting outreach, networking and exchange of information. Join the discussion by signing up now for our global statelessness mailing list..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2017

Individual Documents

Title: Repatriation , Statelessness and Refugee Status: Three Crucial Issues in the Unfolding Rohingya Crisis
Date of publication: 10 October 2017
Description/subject: "The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) is deeply concerned for the safety and security of the more than 519,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. i These refugees have endured atrocities in Myanmar that are described as ‘ethnic cleansing’ by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ‘serious human rights violations’ by UN human rights experts, and likely ‘crimes against humanity’ by NGOs. At the time of writing, more refugees continue to arrive in Bangladesh, while over 100,000 are displaced in Myanmar, with little access to humanitarian aid. The scale of the displacement, the desperate condition of the refugees (facing starvation and trauma, many with gunshot wounds and landmine injuries); and their demographics (the majority being children, women and the elderly) mean that Bangladesh is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. It is not possible for one country to cope with this challenge, without adequate support from the international community. As this crisis unfolds, and is discussed in the UN Security Council, the Institute is concerned that Bangladesh and Myanmar are currently negotiating the repatriation of these Rohingya refugees. Any such effort in the current context would amount to an act of refoulement, strictly prohibited under international law. The Institute is also deeply concerned by Bangladesh’s position – despite clear evi dence to the contrary – that Rohingya are “forcibly displaced nationals from Myanmar”. This position denies both their statelessness and their refugee status, each of which entitle them to international protection..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)
Format/size: pdf (638K)
Date of entry/update: 06 November 2017