More than 75% of the world's known stateless populations belong to minority groups. Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or language is a recurrent cause of statelessness globally. This new report is based on consultations with four stateless, formerly stateless and at-risk minority groups in Kenya, Madagascar and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The availability and accessibility of relevant information in Spanish, in one central database has the potential to contribute to better quality asylum decisions in all countries where Spanish is used as a first language or is otherwise generally spoken and understood. Asylum-seekers who apply for international protection in Spanish-speaking countries are therefore the ultimate beneficiaries of this project.
The Guidelines provide substantive and procedural guidance for assessing claims to international protection related to situations of armed conflict and violence under the 1951 Convention/1967 Protocol, the 1969 OAU Convention and the 1984 Cartagena Declaration.