Stateless children of migrants in Lebanon
This project examines statelessness experienced by the children of undocumented migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.
Research will focus on migrant women from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and the Philippines.
The study aims to identify the barriers to such children securing legal recognition and status. The project will review laws in Lebanon as well as the migrants’ origin countries relating to nationality, marriage and birth registration.
Findings from the study will provide insights into potential pathways to securing nationality status for stateless children of migrants.
For more information please visit the Statelessness website.
Statelessness Hallmark Research Initiative seed funding awarded for interdisciplinary research projects on topics related to statelessness, citizenship and identity.
The project is implemented in partnership with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and with Insan Association, an NGO that works with vulnerable children in Beirut.
Associate Professor Bina Fernandez (School of Social and Political Sciences)
Dr Karen Block (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)
Yara Mourad and Aseel Jammal (Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut)
Roula Hamati (Insan Association)