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New Publication - Statelessness and the Benefits of Citizenship

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We are pleased to announce a new publication entitled Statelessness and the Benefits of Citizenship: A Comparative Study which is edited by Brad K. Blitz and Maureen Lynch.

The study is the result of a project commissioned by the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The study relies on over 60 interviews to explore the impact that changes in nationality laws have had on formerly stateless people in the Gulf states, Kenya, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine. It also contains a legal analysis on the state of human rights protections by Laura Van Waas and a set of photographs by award-winning photojournalist Greg Constantine.

Contributors include: Rustem Ablyatifov, Brad K. Blitz, Greg Constantine, Maureen Lynch, Abbas Shiblak, Abraham Korir Sing’oei, PP Sivapragasam, Laura Van Waas, Jelka Zorn.

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