Open Society Justice Initiative Joins Statement of Concern on Assam Registration Crisis
The Open Society Justice Initiative has joined over 100 civil society organizations from around the world in a statement condemning a citizenship registration review in the Indian state of Assam that excluded more than 1.9 million people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The joint statement warns that those excluded are "undeniably at extreme risk of imminent statelessness, as they have effectively been stripped of their citizenship".
It also calls for the issue to be addressed by states attending the forthcoming High-Level Segment on Statelessness in Geneva, being convened by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to mark the mid-point in its 10-year global campaign to end statelessness.
Justice Initiative Sues U.S. Government for Denaturalization Records
In light of the Trump administration's use of denaturalization proceedings as a tool for general immigration enforcement, the Justice Initiative has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to obtain government records on the denaturalization and deportation of Americans.
Court Moves to Protect Venezuelan Children born in Colombia from Statelessness
A court in Colombia has ruled that the government must consider statelessness risks when determining the nationality of children born in Colombia to Venezuelans fleeing their country's political and economic chaos.
Kenyan Court Puts Hold on Digital Identity Scheme
A Kenyan court has ordered the government to stop implementation of its the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) until a constitutionally sound framework is in place.