U.N. Campaign To Address ‘Hidden’ Issue Of Statelessness
The Guardian: Statelessness is an evil that has been hidden for too long
Hélène Lambert, professor of international law at the University of Westminster in London
“[Tuesday], the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) launched its campaign to end statelessness by 2024 … This is an ambitious task, almost bold, yet feasible considering UNHCR’s achievements in the last three years and its awareness of the need to build an international social movement to ‘champion’ the cause of statelessness, on a par with the work being done on landmines, child soldiers, and rape in armed conflict. Statelessness affects the enjoyment of all the rights which most of us take for granted, for instance the right to work, the right to vote, the right to welfare benefits or welfare, and a child’s right to education…” (11/5).