Nomadic Peoples and Statelessness

The Centre has embarked on a research project on ‘nomadic peoples and statelessness’, as a response to the lack of information on the citizenship or statelessness status of nomadic groups globally and the challenges these groups face in this regard.  This research consists of a desk study, including a review of the existing literature on citizenship and documentation issues faced by nomadic groups, as well as focused field research of three nomadic groups. In collaboration with local partners, field research has been carried out in Thailand/Myanmar, Cote d’Ivoire and Lebanon. Additional activities have been conducted at Melbourne Law School, including a roundtable on mobile marine populations in Southeast Asia and hosting visiting fellows with expertise in this area. The project will result in a policy report for international agencies and a series of country-level academic and policy outputs.

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