United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has been given a mandate to work with governments to prevent statelessness from occurring, to resolve those cases that do occur and to protect the rights of stateless persons. Website


The US State Department

The State Department page contains useful information on statelessness in the US, including many useful links. Website

Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness

The Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness is a network of civil society organizations, academic initiatives, and individual experts committed to address statelessness in the Americas. We believe that all human beings have a right to a nationality and that those who lack nationality altogether – stateless persons – are entitled to adequate protection. Website

International Stateless Persons Organization

The International Stateless Persons Organizations is an independent humanitarian organization formed to assist stateless persons throughout the world. Website


European Network on Statelessness

An open and growing network for organizations with an active interest in statelessness, the European Network on Statelessness is a civil society alliance committed to address statelessness in Europe. Website

Nowhere People

Nowhere People intends to give a small voice to people who for generations have had none. It aims to show the human toll the denial of citizenship has claimed on people and ethnic programs that find themselves excluded from society by forces beyond their control. More importantly, it hopes to provide tangible documentation of proof that millions of people hidden and forgotten all over the world actually exist. Website


The International Observatory on Statelessness

The International Observatory on Statelessness is a collaborative project between Oxford Brookes University and the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford to:

  • collate national data on patterns, types and conditions of statelessness to further knowledge;

  • promote research on patterns and causes of statelessness by means of gathering data on the state of nationality and citizenship legislation, systems of protection, and factors that contribute to the problem of statelessness;

  • act as a clearinghouse for NGOs, academics, advocacy groups and policy-makers working on issues of statelessness. Website

Tilburg University - Statelessness Program

The goal of the Statelessness Program is to fulfill the need for a sustainable center of expertise, which is dedicated to research, training and outreach in the field of statelessness. Website


Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion aims to serve as a partner who builds connections between people concerned about and/or are affected by statelessness and disenfranchisement and to act as a catalyst for change. The Institute is committed to the establishment and maintenance of an online, global platform for outreach, networking, exchange of information and ideas on statelessness. Website

Open Society Justice Initiative - Statelessness Project

Open Society Justice Initiative is working towards making the right to citizenship a reality for all by:

  • documenting the plight of stateless people through official reports and documentary photography;

  • partnering with local advocates to bring lawsuits challenging citizenship discrimination;

  • advocating for change in international bodies such as the United Nations, the African Union, and the U.S. State Department;

  • amplifying the voice of stateless people by providing a platform from which they can share their stories. Website

Equal Rights Trust

The Equal Rights Trust is an independent international organization whose purpose is to combat discrimination and promote equality as a fundamental human right and a basic principle of social justice. Website

Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights

Equality Now, the Equal Rights Trust, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, UNHCR, UN Women and the Women’s Refugee Commission have formed a steering committee to lead the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights. The campaign aims to eliminate gender discrimination in nationality laws. Website. 

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