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 Joins Call for Biden Administration to Halt Citizenship Stripping
The Justice Initiative has joined a call on the incoming Biden administration to end the U.S. government’s use of denaturalizations, a draconian tool weaponized under the Trump administration.
Justice Initiative Welcomes First UN Human Rights Committee Ruling on the Right to Nationality for Children
The UN Human Rights Committee has found, in the case of Zhao v. Netherlands, that the Netherlands violated the rights of a child, Denny Zhao, by assigning him the status of “unknown” nationality when his birth in the country was registered.
Justice Initiative Expresses Concern over Trump Administration Proposal to Expand Biometric Surveillance on Immigrants, U.S. Citizens
The Justice Initiative is expressing concern over a Trump administration proposal to expand the use of invasive data collection in the U.S., which could lead continuous surveillance of immigrants and their families.