UNHCR and De Facto Statelessness

No. 16 of the Legal and Protection Policy Research Series collection of resources relating to Protection Policy and Legal Advice. This background paper was prepared for an Expert Meeting organized by UNHCR on the Concept of Stateless Persons in International Law. It has benefited from the comments of Laura van Waas, Jorunn Brandvoll, Mark Manly, Santhosh Persaud, and especially Sibylle Kapferer.