North Africa

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    What is the Fuss over the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration?

What is the Fuss over the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration?

by Elspeth Guild

In September 2016 the UN adopted a resolution calling for the negotiation of two new-style UN agreements – a Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) and one on Refugees (GCR). These Compacts were to enjoy a year of stock-taking and fact finding and then a year of negotiation. Both were adopted by the UN General […]

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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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