The Statelessness & Citizenship Review <p>The&nbsp;<a href="">Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness</a>&nbsp;at Melbourne Law School and the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)</a>&nbsp;present the Statelessness &amp; Citizenship Review. This is the first journal to be entirely dedicated to advancing the understanding of statelessness and related citizenship phenomena and challenges, helping to meet the growing demand for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among scholars in the blossoming field of statelessness studies. The Editors-in-Chief are Prof. Michelle Foster (Peter McMullin Centre) and Dr. Laura van Waas (ISI).</p> en-US (Statelessness & Citizenship Review) (Maria Jose Recalde Vela) Mon, 05 Feb 2024 16:02:10 +1100 OJS 60 Front Matter ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Editorial Deirdre Brennan, Maria Jose Recalde-Vela, Jade Roberts, Barbara von Rütte ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Nationality and the Right to Enter: <p>This article considers the legal situation of migrants, including rejected asylum seekers, who are unable to enter what was, until then, regarded as their country of nationality. This is because that country, without explicitly disputing their nationality, either prohibits their entry or de facto prevents them from entering its territory by failing to issue travel documents or respond to requests for consular assistance for organising return. By examining the conceptualisation of nationality in international law on the one hand, and the international legal definition of a stateless person on the other hand, the article argues that the right to enter the territory of one’s state is so essential to the concept of nationality that refusal of entry and denial of consular assistance for arranging return should be regarded as evidence that the state does not consider a person as its national. Based on this argument, the article further assesses the suitability of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ guidance on statelessness determination in cases of direct or indirect denial of entry. Ultimately, this contribution aims to clarify the scope of the international legal definition of a stateless person by strongly grounding its interpretation in the conceptualisation of nationality in international law.</p> Cecilia Manzotti ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Reconfiguration of Citizenship Beyond State Boundaries in Rojava <p>This paper seeks to investigate different modes of practicing citizenship in two political settings. One, in which an ethno-national state sets boundaries of membership and excludes some groups accordingly. The other, a democratic confederal system where neither state nor ethnic boundaries play a role in the configuration of citizenship. This empirical study looks at the individual perceptions and experiences of membership by stateless persons living in Rojava before and after the establishment of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. The stateless Kurds in the north of Syria, in the time of the Ba’ath government, had limited access to resources and their social life was restricted. When northern Syria (‘Rojava’) went through fundamental institution-building to implement democratic self-administration and confederalism, the conceptualisation of citizenship changed within the context of reclaiming power from the State. This is understood as a transformation from people as state objects into active actors. My discussion here focuses on how the stateless groups develop a sense of belonging, reposition the political demands and arrange social engagement horizontally. An important issue emerging from the findings is that daily membership experiences are remarkably associated with active voluntary participation in the organisation of the community. In the self-organising system, regardless of the precarious legal status the persons are holding, citizenship content and consequences in daily life are more inclusionary and egalitarian.</p> Atefeh Ramsari ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 'I Don't Know What Tomorrow will Bring': <p>In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organisation (‘WHO’) as a global pandemic. Since the WHO’s declaration, it has become increasingly clear that the most vulnerable communities have experienced the brunt of the pandemic. Though race, ethnicity and economic status are considered in a majority of reports on the social, physical and financial impacts of COVID-19, there is little to no information on the impact of COVID-19 on stateless communities within the United States (‘US’). This research endeavours to add to the understanding of statelessness in the US by determining the impacts of COVID-19 on stateless people in the US through a survey scoping project. Through anonymous questionnaires completed by stateless individuals (n=19) in the United States, this study explores how stateless individuals have been impacted by the pandemic, including experiencing economic hardships, mental health challenges, physical health concerns and issues with documentation and legal status.</p> Ashley Walters, Taryn Painter, Heidi Meyers ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Addressing Statelessness through the Hungarian Citizenship Act Blanka Ujvári ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Getting Statelessness Published: Barbara von Rütte ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Habbal et al v Argentina: Maria Jose Recalde-Vela ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Statelessness Before the ICJ: Jade Roberts ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Statelessness Determination Procedures and the Right to a Nationality: Heather Alexander ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 Nationality and Statelessness in Europe: Clara Van Thillo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100 The Human Right to Citizenship: Aashish Yadav ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +1100