Read and download reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity
This guide provides instructions on how to establish a community-based paralegal program to help people document citizenship and other forms of legal identity.
Born in the Americas: The Promise and Practice of Nationality Laws in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia
This examination of citizenship regimes in Brazil, Chile and Colombia finds weaknesses that create the risk of statelessness.
Fact Sheet: Children’s Right to a Nationality
This fact sheet explains the causes and consequences of statelessness for children around the world.
Without Citizenship: Statelessness, Discrimination, and Repression in Kuwait
This report looks at the bidoon in Kuwait, a large population of stateless persons in the small emirate, with particular focus on discrimination in access to, and withdrawal of, nationality.
Nationality and Discrimination: The Case of Kenyan Nubians
This Open Society Justice Initiative fact sheet provides an overview of statelessness and discrimination in access to nationality among Nubians in Kenya.
De Jure Statelessness in the Real World: Applying the Prato Summary Conclusions
Who are the stateless? This paper examines the definition of a stateless person and shows how it could be applied in the real world.
International Law and the Right to Nationality in Sudan
Among the many critical choices that Sudan is facing in the context of the referendums on the status of South Sudan and Abyei are the criteria that will be established to determine citizenship of the new entities, argues Bronwen Manby of the Open...
Dominicans of Haitian Descent and the Compromised Right to Nationality
The Open Society Justice Initiative presented this report to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, highlighting systematic discrimination in the Dominican Republic.