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    From Birth Registration to Confirmation of Citizenship: Is the UK process the model to aspire to?

From Birth Registration to Confirmation of Citizenship: Is the UK process the model to aspire to?

by Elan Schwarz and Brianna Gomez

Blog by Elan Schwarz and Brianna Gomez based on a presentation by Solange Valdez-Symonds (Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens) at an LSE workshop on ‘Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa’ held on 1 March 2019.

Migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Asylum seekers, refugees, and […]

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    Preventing Statelessness among Undocumented Migrants: The role of the International Organization for Migration

Preventing Statelessness among Undocumented Migrants: The role of the International Organization for Migration

by Anne Althaus & Laura Parker

The Relationship Between Statelessness and Migration

Although most stateless people are not migrants, there is an important nexus between migration and statelessness. This is reflected in recent international processes such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Compact for Migration, which push for the issue of statelessness and legal identity to be resolved by […]

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    Civil Registration and Legal Identity in Humanitarian Settings

Civil Registration and Legal Identity in Humanitarian Settings

by Ann Livingston

Civil registration is defined by the United Nations as “the continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events pertaining to the population as provided through decree or regulation in accordance with the legal requirements of a country”. As civil registration establishes the existence of a person under the law, it has […]

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    State Obligation to Establish Legal Identity in Comparative Perspective

State Obligation to Establish Legal Identity in Comparative Perspective

by Alenka Prvinšek Persoglio

A State is defined in international law as a territory with a permanent population, ruled by a government with a capacity to enter into relations with other states. States are responsible for protecting the interests of their citizens in accordance with obligations that derive from international law, as well as their own constitutions and laws.

One of […]

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    Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa and their Children: Birth registration and ‘legal identity’

Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa and their Children: Birth registration and ‘legal identity’

by Bronwen Manby

“Legal identity” is all the rage in international policy circles. From the target set by the Sustainable Development Goals to “provide legal identity for all, including birth registration” by 2030, to the World Bank’s initiative on “Identification for Development”, commitments related to identification are multiplying. Amidst anxieties about migration and refugee flows, the Global Compact on Migration […]

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