Causes and Consequences of not having a Nationality

  • Uma Elango
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  • Uma Elango

    Student at Sastra University, Thanjavur, India.

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Nationality refers to the membership of a nation or a sovereign state in addition to the political rights and other privileges accompanied by it. The right to nationality is a very important right that is available to each and every human. The right to nationality is an important human right. Article 15 in the universal declaration of human rights state that each and every person have a right to a nationality. It also states that each and every person has the right to change their nationality as well. Universal declaration of human rights also states that no one should be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality. This paper mainly deals with the causes and consequences of being stateless. It also deals with ways of acquiring nationality. A person who is stateless has to face problems each and every day of his or her life. A person without nationality has to suffer his entire life. His basic human rights are violated every day. This article deals with the problems that the people who are stateless face. It also deals with the reasons for people to be stateless. The Universal declaration of human rights is an international document that contains the rights and freedom of all human beings. These rights are called human rights, and they shouldn’t be violated at any cost. If these rights are violated, then the person who has violated it will be held liable. These rights have to be protected and shouldn’t be violated. Their rights are enjoyed by any individual anywhere in the world, and It is for one and all, regardless of gender, religion, language, race etc.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1872 - 1876


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