Formulating law and policy on statelesness in Nigeria

Published: 10/Aug/2021
Source: The Sun Nigeria (Lagos)

By Fred Odianosen Itua

Dr. Solomon Oseghale Momoh is a Nigerian lawyer and protection associate with UNHCR, the UN refugee agency in Nigeria. He recently completed a PhD research at Utrecht University’s Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) where he sought to identify and address the gaps in law and policy in Nigeria on nationality and statelessness.

His particular focus was law and policy reforms to ensure safeguard for people exposed to the risk of statelessness in the country, the need for the domestication of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and more, importantly, the need for Nigeria to develop a statelessness determination procedure.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, International standards, Statelessness
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2021