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Sachverständigenrat für Integration und Migration

A life without passport

The situation of stateless persons in Germany

A growing number of people in Germany are stateless or have undetermined nationality. As a result, their social participation is in part severely restricted. This policy brief provides an up-to-date overview of the situation of stateless people in Germany. In addition to an analysis of the socio-demographic composition of this population group and their legal status, the paper also contains recommendations for policymakers. 

The analysis is part of a research project conducted by the Expert Council on Integration and Migration and funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The goal of the project is to examine the challenges of statelessness in Germany, raise awareness of the issue of statelessness, and develop recommendations for action to better deal with the phenomenon in politics and administration.

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