UNHCR project statelessness in Uzbekistan

Katja Swider, Assistant Professor at the ACMRL, has conducted a study on compliance of the legislation of Uzbekistan with the international standards on statelessness, as well as developed and facilitated a two day interactive seminar on this topic for scholars and practitioners in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan hosts large numbers of stateless persons, most of whom are still stateless as a result of dissolution of the Soviet Union. This UNHCR funded project aims at preparing Uzbekistan for its planned accession to two main UN Statelessness Conventions this year.

Katja facilitated on 17-18 June a two-day training on statelessness (all in Russian!) for scholars, lawyers and policy-makers in Uzbekistan. The training had a hybrid format, the participants gathered in Tashkent, while Katja’s presentation was online.