An Overview of Statelessness
What does it mean to be stateless? What is nationality? What are the impacts of statelessness and how many people are stateless worldwide? This factsheet answers these questions and more for those seeking a general overview of statelessness.
How does someone become stateless?
There are multiple causes of statelessness globally. This factsheet provides an overview of some of the main reasons why and how people may become stateless.
Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws
Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws are laws that deny a woman equal rights with men in terms of her nationality. There are currently over 50 countries in the world that do not give women equal rights with men to acquire, retain, change or transfer their nationality.
United Nations Statelessness Conventions: An Introduction
This factsheet provides the background to the two international treaties which specifically address the global issue of statelessness: the United Nations Conventions on Statelessness.
The 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons
This factsheet provides a brief summary of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (the 1954 Convention).
The 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness
This factsheet aims to provide a brief summary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Ratification of the two UN Statelessness Conventions in the Asia-Pacific Region
This factsheet summarises the level of ratification of the two UN Statelessness Conventions by countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Stateless Persons
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a serious impact on people all over the world, particularly the most vulnerable. This includes stateless people, who face disproportionate risks in relation to the virus.
The United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review and PMCS’ UPR Joint Submission
This factsheet provides an overview of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review and how this international process can engage with statelessness issues.
This factsheet provides an overview of childhood statelessness - what it means, what the causes are, and what is being done to protect children from statelessness.