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ROMA BELONG - Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in Albania
ROMA BELONG - Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in Albania

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Health and medicine and law, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Roma in Albania; statelessness; birth registration;
Summary/Abstract: The stories of the interviewees set out above demonstrate the essence of the causes and impact of (the risk of) statelessness among Roma in Albania and the intergenerational issues it raises with its consequences for children. Discriminatory attitudes among officials and rigid bureaucratic systems play a role, as does the irregular migration of Albanians to Greece and other countries, and the failure of Albanian authorities to address the documentation challenges that arise. The resultant lack of documentation makes it difficult for affected Roma to establish that they are Albanian, which can result in their children also being denied documents and nationality rights.

  • Page Count: 55
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English