Stateless People Aren't Actual People In The Eyes Of The Law

When is a person not a person? It may seem like a joke or a trick question, but this question has real answers in the eyes of the law. One instance when a person is not legally considered a person is when they are stateless. A stateless person is someone who does not have a single nation that recognizes them as a citizen. An estimated 12 million people worldwide are stateless, a number that could easily be a low approximation. Stateless people do not have the basic human rights that other human beings have just for being human and "belonging" to a nation.

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  1. A stateless person is someone who does not have a single nation that recognizes them as a citizen. 00:28

  2. An estimated 12 million people worldwide are stateless. 00:58

Written by Curiosity Staff April 8, 2016

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