Following the delay associated with last year's Covid-19 pandemic, the Summer Olympic Games began on July 23, 2021. A total of 11326 athletes from all over the world enrolled in them, taking part in 339 disciplines. Among them, 29 athletes competing under the EOR flag - Équipe Olympique des Réfugiés, an team made up of refugees from 11 countries, respresenting 12 sport disciplines.
The creation of the EOR was announced in October 2015 at the UN General Assembly in the face of the global refugee crisis. According to the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, this was to become "a symbol of hope for all refugees in the world, and at the same time make people aware of
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The most recent available data on stateless persons in Poland gathered through the Population Census is already outdated, as the census was carried out back in 2011.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