Turning the invisible into the visible: stateless children in Italy

Policek, Nicoletta ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5788-4869 (2016) Turning the invisible into the visible: stateless children in Italy. In: Ensor, Marisa O. and Goździak, Elżbieta M., (eds.) Children and forced migration: durable solutions during transient years. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 79-102. Full text not available from this repository.

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This chapter highlights a number of concerns embedded in the hybrid nature of statelessness and quasi-statelessness as experienced by children in Italy. Children in many instances have legitimate claims to citizenship but are often unable to demonstrate it; for example, because of a lack of official identity documentation (e.g., birth records). Although it is rather challenging to enumerate people who are legally excluded, most recent estimates indicate that almost 15,000 Roma children born in Italy find themselves in a limbo of legal invisibility. By examining the international and national legal structures that seek to classify stateless children, this chapter contextualizes some key problems encountered by them, and it identifies the promises of durable solutions put in place by current legislation.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319406909
Departments: Academic Departments > Business, Law, Policing & Social Sciences (BLPSS) > Policing, Criminology & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 18:25
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 15:01
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3344
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