Stateless: International Law Perspective

Kaysha Ainayya Sasdiyarto(1*)

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Citizenship acts as an identity for an individual to be recognized in the global world. Being Stateless is a different case of ‘identity’. This article reviews the phenomenon of Statelessness in international law perspective. Writer will examine how Stateless persons are treated in various example states and to what extent their existence is regulated under international law. Writer will first define the grounding definitions revolving around the concept of citizenship, then will specify to definition and cases of Statelessness. States’ sovereignty in the eyes of the international law also have an impact over how Statelessness should be treated in the international community. Human rights in international law also should be examined to understand how approach cases dealing with Stateless individuals.


Statelessness, international law, citizenship, sovereignty, human rights

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