Paperless People Podcast #2 The Legal Identity Dilemma
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Having explored the challenges surrounding statelessness in our first episode, in this second Paperless People Podcast we explore what the UN Sustainable Development Goals are, or are not, doing to address those challenges. Through interviews with experts, we explore how the well-intentioned target of providing “legal identity” to people around the world has the potential to do harm as well as good - and could leave more people stateless as well as stateless people even more marginalized.   

This podcast series, produced by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, with the support of the Knowledge Platform for Security and the Rule of Law (Knowledge Management Fund), explores how the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals needs to be re-thought in order to effectively address statelessness challenges. Share your questions and reflections on the issues raised via @institute_si  / 

With thanks to the following people for their participation in this episode:

  • Laura Bingham, Managing Legal Officer for Equality/Citizenship at Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law at Middlesex University and Executive Director of Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
  • Bronwen Manby, Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, specialising in citizenship and legal identity issues in Africa

Music from Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear under Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution License. 

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