NFA is organizing a Consultation with Civil Society Organizations on forming a regional alliance on statelessness on November 2 and 3, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. 16 organizations from the Asia Pacific region are attending this event along with 7 Advisory group members.

The two-day consultation event will provide an opportunity for the CSOs to learn more about each others’ work and collectively discuss and decide whether a regional alliance on statelessness would contribute to their national and regional advocacy efforts on statelessness. The CSOs will be supported by experts on the issue who are members of the Advisory Group of this process.

The participating organizations are as follows:

1Right to Nationality and Citizenship Network (RNCN)
2Family Frontiers
3Human Rights Working Group (HRWG)
4Citizenship Affected People’s Network (CAPN)
5Duroo – Association of Public Interest Law / Universal Birth Registration Network (South Korea)
6Council of Minorities
7DHRRA Malaysia
8Ateneo Human Rights Center
9Rohingya Project
10Development and Justice Initiative (DAJI)
12Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD)
13Women Peace Makers (WPM)
14Imkaan Welfare Organization
15Smile Myanmar
16Braveheart Foundation

The members of the Advisory Group are as follows:

1Aashish YadavJindal Global Law School
2Bongkot NapaumpornPeter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
3Christoph SperfeldtMacquarie University
4Chulhyo KimJeonbuk National University
5Grant MitchellInstitute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)
6Hannah GordonNorthern Community Legal Centre
7Victor KarunanMahidol University
8Hafsar TameesuddinAsia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)