NGOs and Experts

Southern Africa Statelessness Newsletter Q1 2022

Published: 6/Jun/2022
Source: Southern African Nationality Network (SANN) & UNHCR

Quarterly statelessness newsletter for Southern Africa. The newsletter features updates from organisations and institutions working towards the eradication of statelessness in the region and highlights key developments, recent trends and emerging concerns. Download in English, French & Portuguese.  

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council UPR 41: Morocco

Published: 31/Mar/2022
Source: Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and others

Introduction 1. Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc, the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati), Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, make this joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on the right…

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council UPR 41: South Africa

Published: 22/Mar/2022
Source: Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and others

Scalabrini Centre of Cape TownLawyers for Human RightsCentre for Child LawUCT Refugee Rights UnitInstitute on Statelessness and Inclusion 1. The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Centre for Child Law, the UCT Refugee Rights Unit…

Report on citizenship law : Democratic Republic of Congo

Published: 23/Feb/2022
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

The citizenship regime of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) consists of provisions contained in the 2008 Constitution (as amended), the Congolese Nationality Code (as amended), Congolese Civil Code (as amended), as well as bilateral agreements and international treaties…

The Campaign to End Statelessness in Egypt

Published: 1/Feb/2022
Source: Boston University School of Law International Human Rights Clinic

Introduction Egypt is home to over a hundred million people and hosts an unknown number of refugees and migrants, with estimates of several million. Among them are potentially hundreds of thousands of individuals who are stateless or at risk of…

Uganda: 13 Years in Limbo: Forced Evictions of the Benet in the Name of Conservation

Published: 8/Nov/2021
Source: Amnesty International

On 16 February 2008, Ugandan authorities forcibly evicted 178 Indigenous Benet families from Benet forest, Mount Elgon, Sebei region (Bukwo and Kween districts), in eastern Uganda, rendering them homeless. Over a decade later, when Amnesty International visited Mount Elgon, members…

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