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Nationality and Statelessness under International Law

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  • Editors:
  • Alice Edwards, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
  • Laura van Waas, Universiteit van Tilburg, The Netherlands
Alice Edwards, Laura van Waas, Matthew Gibney, Mark Manly, Gábor Gyulai, René de Groot, Radha Govil, Jorunn Brandvoll, Inete Ziemele, Sophie Nonnenmacher, Ryszard Cholewinski, Kim Rubenstein, Niamh Lenagh-Maguire
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  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107032446

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  • Written by leading experts, Nationality and Statelessness under International Law introduces the study and practice of 'international statelessness law' and explains the complex relationship between the international law on nationality and the phenomenon of statelessness. It also identifies the rights of stateless people, outlines the major legal obstacles preventing the eradication of statelessness and charts a course for this new and rapidly changing field of study. All royalties from the sale of this book support stateless projects.

    • Comprehensive coverage of the legal aspects of statelessness provides readers with an overview of the field without requiring additional resources
    • Analysis of the relationship between nationality and statelessness will help scholars of nationality law make the crossover to statelessness and understand core questions relating to this specific phenomenon
    • Questions at the end of each chapter guide further reflection
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Nationality and Statelessness under International Law provides a careful analysis of what it means to be stateless, the causes of statelessness, and how international law has historically dealt with the problem. Calling on authors who possess extensive experience in international law, research, and practice, the book provides insights as to how international law can best address and prevent the problem of statelessness … Moreover, the book takes an accessible, practical approach to explaining the international legal framework and provides solutions for preventing and addressing the problem of statelessness. The book would be a suitable resource for a broad range of readers wanting to learn more about this evolving area of international law. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students would all find it to be an edifying source of information."
    David S. Weissbrodt and Kurt A. Meyer, Human Rights Quarterly

    'This volume … brings together leading scholars and practitioners to address the issue of statelessness under international law. It represents an important contribution to a subject that is drawing greater attention from policymakers, academics, and the public.' Peter J. Spiro, The American Journal of International Law

    'Provides useful guidance and raises several challenging questions also in this respect …' Serena Forlati, German Yearbook of International Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107032446
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 150 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Alice Edwards and Laura van Waas
    1. The meaning of nationality in international law: substantive and procedural aspects Alice Edwards
    2. Statelessness and citizenship in ethical and political perspective Matthew J. Gibney
    3. The UN Statelessness Conventions Laura van Waas
    4. UNHCR's mandate and activities to address statelessness Mark Manly
    5. The determination of statelessness and the establishment of statelessness-specific protection regimes Gábor Gyulai
    6. Children, their right to nationality and child statelessness Gerard-René de Groot
    7. Women, nationality and statelessness: the problem of unequal rights Radha Govil and Alice Edwards
    8. Deprivation of nationality: limitations on rendering persons stateless under international law Jorunn Brandvoll
    9. State succession and issues of nationality and statelessness Inete Ziemele
    10. The nexus between statelessness and migration Sophie Nonnenmacher and Ryszard Cholewinski
    11. More or less secure? Nationality questions, deportation and dual nationality Kim Rubenstein and Niamh Lenagh-Maguire.

  • Editors

    Alice Edwards, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
    Alice Edwards is the Senior Legal Coordinator and Chief of the Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section at the UNHCR, Geneva. She is also Research Associate at the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre and Fellow of the University of Nottingham's Human Rights Law Centre.

    Laura van Waas, Universiteit van Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Laura van Waas is the founder and manager of the Statelessness Programme at Tilburg Law School, The Netherlands.


    Alice Edwards, Laura van Waas, Matthew Gibney, Mark Manly, Gábor Gyulai, René de Groot, Radha Govil, Jorunn Brandvoll, Inete Ziemele, Sophie Nonnenmacher, Ryszard Cholewinski, Kim Rubenstein, Niamh Lenagh-Maguire

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