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Root causes and consequences of statelessness - 11th session of the Forum on Minority Issues
29 Nov 2018 -  Item 2: Root causes and consequences of statelessness affecting minorities: preventing statelessness through a human rights approach

The session will discuss the impact of statelessness on a person’s ability to enjoy fully human rights and fundamental freedoms and to have access to remedy for human rights violations.This session will also provide an opportunity to explore the interconnections between prevention of statelessness through the promotion and protection of the human rights of persons belonging to minorities, particularly through the prohibition and elimination of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion and language and combating multiple vulnerabilities associated with statelessness.

The panel discussion is moderated by Mr. John Packer (Canada), Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
•Mr. Amal de Chickera(Sri Lanka),Co-Founder and Co-Director of Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
•Ms. Diana Gichengo (Kenya), Identity and Inclusion Programme Manager at Kenya Human Rights Commission
•Olena Vaidalovych (Ukraine),Charitable Organization “Roma Women Fund “Chiricli”Interactive Dialogue

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