Among 105 CSOs, GCRL calls to: “Building Back Better For Stateless People“


Geneva – The Geneva Council for Rights and Liberties, joined 105 Civil Society Organizations to address an urgent call to States, UN agencies, donors and other stakeholders to learn lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and take sustained action to correct past mistakes and priorities protecting stateless people’s rights and the right to nationality.

This is the second joint initiative lead by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, previously in June 2020, 84 civil society actors issued a joint statement ‘In Solidarity with the  Stateless’  calling  on:  States,  UN  agencies,  human  rights,  humanitarian  and public health actors, donors and the media to address the devastating impact  of  the  COVID-19  pandemic  on  stateless  people  and  those  at  risk  of  statelessness. 

One  year  on,  the  concerns  expressed  in  that  statement  remain  largely  unaddressed,  with  the  situation  of  stateless  people  further  deteriorating,  partly  due  to  failures  to  acknowledge  and  respond  to  their  specific  contexts  and  uphold  their  rights.  Moreover,  new  concerns  and challenges .

The new statement includes a number of recommendations urging States, UN agencies, donors and other stakeholders to contribute to learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and to take effective and sustainable measures to remedy deficiencies, correct past mistakes, protect the rights of stateless persons, and work to promote the right to a nationality

full statement here:


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