Minorities and Statelessness

The UNHCR estimates that more than 75 per cent of the world’s known stateless persons belong to minority groups. Against this background, the Centre is investigating the interconnections between minorities’ legal status, discrimination and social inclusion. Centre staff have actively engaged with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, including participation at an expert roundtable in Bangkok (April 2018) and the Eleventh Session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues (November 2018), which specifically focused on statelessness. Among other things, our staff have conducted research into the ethnic Vietnamese minority in Cambodia and published the findings in the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (forthcoming 2019).

For further information about this project, please contact the team via law-statelessness@unimelb.edu.au