The Humanitarian Side of Statelessness: Statelessness within the Framework of the Millennium Development Goals
This seminar will be of particular interest to students studying human rights, general public international law, forced displacement and international development. Jason Tucker is a noted scholar in the field of statelessness and international development.
|A Law School seminar|
|Date||15 April 2013|
|Time||11:00 to 13:00|
Statelessness, or not being considered a national of any state, has dire consequences on the lives of the 12 million people it affects globally. Despite this statelessness has received little attention from those in the development and humanitarian fields. To raise awareness of the humanitarian consequences of statelessness the issue is situated within the Millennium Development Goals. Viewed through this framework we can see that we may be failing to meet the needs of the world’s poorest, as well as hampering other development initiatives by not mainstreaming statelessness within the development and humanitarianism discourses.’
While any number of scholars work on the problems of statelessness and development independently, Jason is really the first to think systematically about the connections between the two. So, this is an excellent opportunity to get an early insight into what really is an emerging area of human rights and public international law.
Jason’s talk will last for approximately one hour after which there will be plenty of time for discussion and questions on this important topic. This seminar will be of particular interest to students studying human rights, general public international law, forced displacement and international development.