Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Involuntary loss of nationality
Stateless persons
Lack of citizenship

The condition of being without a nationality or without a legal right to domicile may arise from the refusal to grant nationality; deprivation of nationality; or expulsion (usually for political reasons, though also for misconduct). Statelessness involves homelessness, loss of property, unemployment, separation of family through nationality complications, general disorientation and conflict in countries which give asylum to stateless persons in large numbers.


Stateless persons constitute a largely unprotected, vulnerable group of people, to whose problems the international community generally gives insufficient attention.

Broader Problems:
Social injustice
Related Problems:
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
29.05.2019 – 18:01 CEST