Blog Posts

Rejected by the homeland: Stateless Libyan Tuareg and the role of migration

Published: 9/Jun/2022
Source: European Network on Statelessness

Yentl de Lange, Arabist and Researcher focusing on migration and North Africa This blog outlines the situation of stateless Tuareg in Libya. It is based on a preliminary study conducted through interviews with sixteen Libyan Tuareg in April 2020 which…

Confronting Uncertainty: Understanding Statelessness in Tunisia

Published: 28/Mar/2022
Source: Boston University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic

The right to a nationality is foundational towards the protection and fulfillment of basic human rights. If you have ever crossed an international border, chances are you hold a national identity document that entitles you to not only leave but…

Children affected by Displacement and the Right to Legal Identity in Mali

Published: 31/Jan/2022
Source: Internal Displacement Research Programme (IDRP) of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), University of London.

Children displaced within Mali, or returning from refugee camps outside the country, face ongoing challenges to registering their birth and accessing civil documentation By Daniel Ozoukou Since 2012, Mali has been facing complex security and humanitarian crisis with repeated military…

From mercenaries to citizens: how the Nubians gained acceptance in Uganda

Published: 12/Jan/2022
Source: The Conversation

By Abudul Mahajubu, Researcher, Makerere University It’s been well over a century since the Nubian people arrived in Uganda from what was then Sudan, as the armed enforcers of the British colonial government. Over time, the new arrivals assimilated individuals…

Why a Little-Known Blockchain-Based Identity Project in Ethiopia Should Concern Us All

Published: 7/Dec/2021
Source: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) (Canada)

There are countless examples of the dangers posed by national ID schemes, including from Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, India and elsewhere. By Elizabeth M. Renieris Ethiopia has been making international headlines due to the steep escalation of a nearly year-long civil…

Dear Aaron Motsoaledi, please give me South African citizenship

Published: 15/Nov/2021
Source: Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)

Honourable Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi I know that you are a very busy man, so I will get straight to the point. My name is Ndoji Manika, I am 23 years old. In the year 2001, I was only two…

Namibia: Surrogacy dispute lifts lid on anti-gay issues

Published: 11/Nov/2021
Source: LegalBrief Africa

By Carmel Rickard Twenty years is a lifetime in the law, especially when outdated laws and legal concepts have to be re-considered in the light of modern constitutional principles. That’s one reason that a notice of appeal, filed by the…

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