Apr 7, 2016
6:30pm - 8:00pm    |    Center for Global Affairs, Room 430, 15 Barclays Street, New York, New York

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Global Affairs.

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About the panel

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are over 10 million people worldwide who do not have any nationality. These “stateless” people are denied equal access to education, healthcare, and other social services, as well as opportunities to seek formal employment. In 27 countries, women do not have the same rights to pass citizenship to their children as men; due to wars such as the Syrian conflict and the resulting refugee crisis, more children than ever before are being born without citizenship, creating a new stateless population. What might be the potential impacts of allowing a new generation to grow up stateless? How can host nations and the international human rights and humanitarian communities address this issue and ensure social and economic rights for these vulnerable populations?

About the Speakers

Philip Alston, NYU School of Law John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Faculty Director and Co-Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)

Ninette Kelley, Director, UNHCR New York

Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, the Women’s Refugee Commission

Laura Bingham, Managing Legal Officer, Equality and Inclusion, Open Society Justice Initiative


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