The human rights of stateless persons

David Weissbrodt, Clay Collins

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By exploring statelessness through legal, theoretical, and practical lenses, this article presents a broad examination of the human rights of stateless persons. The article delineates the rights of stateless persons as enunciated in various human rights instruments; presents the mechanisms of, and paths to, statelessness; illustrates the practical struggles of stateless persons by highlighting the plights of various stateless populations; examines how the problem of statelessness is being addressed; and considers the complex political and regional forces affecting policies towards stateless persons. The article concludes with recommendations regarding remedies and solutions for statelessness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-276
Number of pages32
JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2006

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