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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.

May 2011
First page of PDF with filename: without-citizenship-20110512.pdf
Fact Sheet

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.

April 2011
First page of PDF with filename: kenyan-nubians-factsheet-20110412.pdf
Fact Sheet

The Compromised Right to Nationality in the Dominican Republic

This fact sheet outlines the discrimination faced by Dominicans of Haitian descent as they try to assert their right to nationality, and the work the Open Society Justice Initiative is doing to combat it.

April 2011
First page of PDF with filename: right-to-dominican-nationality-20110406.pdf

From Judgment to Justice: Implementing the Views of the United Nations Human Rights Committee

James A Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, argues before the UN Human Rights Committee that the UN needs to devote more resources toward actual implementation of international tribunal rulings.

March 30, 2011 | James A. Goldston
First page of PDF with filename: goldston-hrc-20110330.pdf

Report on Developments 2011

This report's eight narratives show how the Open Society Justice Initiative seeks to promote and protect human rights—and what happens when those rights are not protected.

March 2011
First page of PDF with filename: report-on-developments-20110315.pdf

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.

March 2011 | Sebastian Kohn
First page of PDF with filename: prato-statelessness-20110303.pdf

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...

February 2011 | Bronwen Manby
First page of PDF with filename: sudan-nationality-20110218.pdf

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.

October 2010
First page of PDF with filename: Dominican-Republic-Nationality-Report-ENG-20110805.pdf
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