Statelessness and Forced Migration through the Eyes of International Law, Norms and Discourse

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This panel examines the impact of international law, norms and discourse on those who possess precarious citizenship or no citizenship at all. Specifically, the participants examine the role of the United Nation treaties and contemporary arrangements - such as the Global Compact - to adequately address the plight of individuals who are unable to call upon their own States to respect, protect and fulfill their human rights. Through an analysis of often overlooked populations, such as the global stateless and children, panelists illustrate the inadequacies of international law, norms and discourse to reach those populations who are most vulnerable to the challenges of global migration governance and contemporary questions of belonging.