Kuwait: End discrimination of stateless persons by establishing a transparent pathway to citizenship

  1. Salam for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) make this joint summary submission to the Committee on Civil and Political Rights in relation to the right to a nationality and human rights challenges pertaining to statelessness in Kuwait. Cristina Figueira Shah and Humberto Mendes Ramos wrote the first draft of this summary submission. Drewery Dyke and members of ISI edited it.
  2. SalamforDemocracyandHumanRights(SALAMDHR)isanindependentnongovernmentalorganisation that promotes adherence to international human rights standards and the principles of democracy.1
  3. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) is the first and only human rights NGO dedicated to working on statelessness at the global level. ISI’s mission is to promote inclusive societies by realising and protecting everyone’s right to a nationality.2
  4. RightsRealizationCentre(RRC),aUK-registeredcharitythatpromotesandprotectsinternationalhuman rights standards through partnerships with other NGOs but also by way of engagement with governments and corporations; along with the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati), a network that promotes awareness about, and seeks to end statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) associate themselves with the findings and recommendations set out in this summary submission.3
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  1. For more information about SALAM DHR, see: https://salam-dhr.org/?lang=en
  2. For more information about ISI, see: https://www.institutesi.org/
  3. For more information about RRC, see: https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charitydetails/5103620/charity- overview and for more information about Hawiati, see: https://www.hawiati-mena.org/