Online Forum

In addition to its role as a centre of expertise, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion aims to serve as a partner who builds connections between people concerned about and/or affected by statelessness and disenfranchisement and to act as a catalyst for change. Outreach, awareness raising and dissemination of information therefore feature among the Institute’s core strategies. One of the concrete activities that the Institute is committed to is the establishment and maintenance of an online, global platform for outreach, networking, exchange of information and ideas on statelessness. Specifically, the Institute will develop online infrastructure to facilitate the continuation and expansion of the discourse on statelessness that emerges from the Global Forum on Statelessness held in The Hague in September 2014 – a milestone event which brings together, for the first time, representatives of the global statelessness constituency, including government policy makers, NGOs, academics, UN agencies, legal practitioners, the media and (formerly) stateless persons.

The Online Forum on Statelessness will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary networks and partnerships on statelessness for the sharing of information, generation of ideas and research into statelessness and inclusion. The Online Forum on Statelessness has multiple components. The first of these, launched in January 2015, is a Listserv and Monthly Statelessness Bulletin compiling relevant global developments in the field of statelessness. You can sign up to the Monthly Bulletins by entering your contact details in the form on this page. The second component of the Online Forum on Statelessness to be launched is an online Working Paper Series for research and policy papers on statelessness, disenfranchisement and inclusion. The call for papers for the first issue of this is now out and the first papers will be published at the end of 2015.

You can view the latest issue of our Monthly Statelessness Bulletin here ». It contains an overview of new developments, publications, announcements and events in the field of statelessness from around the world. To receive future editions of this bulletin by email, please complete the contact form below. You may also be interested in the latest UNHCR #ibelong quarterly campaign update. »

Other online functions will be developed on the basis of needs and interests that are identified in consultation with stakeholders in the coming months. These may include: an online FAQ, a regularly updated list of questions relating to important research gaps, a database of experts and expertise (e.g. to help lawyers quickly track down relevant people for expert input on cases) and additional online content resources (e.g. case law tracking). Send us your input and help to shape the Online Forum on Statelessness by emailing your ideas to .

You can send input for the Monthly Statelessness Bulletin, including information on new publications, recent research or policy developments, new projects, calls for papers, conference announcements, vacancies or other updates, to .

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