Statelessness in Poland is a widely overlooked problem, which is caused by the small number of persons without citizenship and lack of credible and comprehensive statistical information. There is no single prevailing ethnicity or common background for stateless people, which is another factor why they are mostly ignored and there are no systemic solutions and dedicated legal procedures for them. Cases of statelessness are scattered and isolated, often unidentified for years.
The most recent available data on stateless persons in Poland gathered through the Population Census is already outdated, as the census was carried out back in 2011. It provides a general perspective on the scope of the problem, but does not provide any meaningful additional information about this population.
For many years now Jus soli has been seen as a miraculous way to reduce the number of stateless persons around the world. Despite this, there still exist a variety of conditions that make eradication of statelessness a long and bumpy ride. This article will examine how Jus soli is practiced in some countries around the world and how this legal principle may help to eliminate statelessness.
The principle of Jus soli or “the right of soil” is a legal principle according to which all children born on the territory of a country have a right to claim citizenship of that country. For this reason, lawyers and practitioners often see Jus soli as a solution to statelessness.
Statelessness itself represents
The COVID-19 pandemic has made billions of people change their every day reality. Rapidly progressing spread of the virus, combined with often dangerous symptoms of the disease, has forced humanity to adapt quickly to the new challenges.
To analyze the situation of people in detention, at risk of detention and stateless persons in the face of COVID-19, a special report was issued. Today we would like to present to you the main conclusions and observations resulting from this text. For more details, we invite you to the report prepared by the International Detention Coalition - a global organisation associating over 400 organisations, groups and individual specialists in cooperation with Western Sydney University - Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative. You can