Rutgers Model United Nations - IDIA
Rutgers Model United Nations 19 services, whether the result of confusion regarding citizenship laws or an outright attempt by a nation to deprive a particular population of rights, results in stateless populations’ being unable to improve their standing in any way. Stateless people are also, in many cases, denied the ability to work, which means that even if they could access the basic services mentioned above, they would still be unable to afford them. Several cases of statelessness were the result of State’s economic fears, largely based on fears that migrant workers granted semi-citizenship were “polluting” the local gene pool or that land claimed by immigrants could be better used by the State. Regardless of why the population within the nation was stripped of its citizenship, the economic impact on the population is so drastic that it has caused most stateless people to fall into all three of the World Bank’s dimensions of poverty. 62 The coupling of inaccessible services and a non-existent income results in stateless populations being unable to survive, no matter how hard they work. Given that stateless people are also unable to affect the government that has caused them to be stateless implies that their situation will not improve until international action is taken. This means that the lack of access to services and the inability to earn a livable wage will only continue to get worse unless States take the necessary steps and begin to provide for the subsequent stateless populations throughout the world. Conclusion The problem of subsequent statelessness is is created by sovereign nations throughout the world. Often stripped of citizenship as the result of political tension, stateless people are unable to make any change in a government because there is no government that is theirs’. The history surrounding subsequent statelessness provides clear examples of how people once afforded the rights of citizenship have been placed in destitute situations without any way to improve their standing. The problem is partially contained by states that are sympathetic to stateless people, but other nations exacerbate the problem by continuing to deny citizenship to particular portions of the population
Rutgers Model United Nations 20 within their borders. The states that continue the problem, largely do so because of political tensions with the population in question and for economic or nationalistic reasons. Regardless of why a population lost its citizenship, however, a continued status of statelessness will result in people who are already in the direst of circumstances being completely unable to provide for themselves, their children, or their future. 62 Ibid., 13, 20.