Kuwaiti Bidun and the Burden of Statelessness
This 63-page report describes how Kuwait, one of the world’s richest countries, forces the Bidun to live under the radar of normal society, vulnerable and without protection. Many live in poverty. Kuwait considers the Bidun “illegal residents.” The government has denied them essential documentation, including birth, marriage, and death certificates, as well as access to free government schools and legal employment opportunities.
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- Prisoners of the Past
- Case Study: Talal O, 27 Years Old
- Key Recommendations
- I.Background: Who are the Bidun?
- II. National Legal and Policy Framework: Perpetuating Statelessness
- III. Document-Related Violations
- IV. The Rights to Health, Education, and Work
- V. Discrimination Against Women: Another Cause of Statelessness
- VI. International Law on Statelessness
- Appendix I: Draft Law Apropos of the Civil, Legal and Social Rights of Stateless People
- Appendix II: Letter to the Kuwaiti Government