Stateless children of migrants in Lebanon

This project examines statelessness experienced by the children of undocumented migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.

Wall painting by children of migrant domestic workers in Beirut, Lebanon
Wall painting by children of migrant domestic workers in Beirut, Lebanon

Overview

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.

Outcomes

Findings from the study will provide insights into potential pathways to securing nationality status for stateless children of migrants.

Precarious Migrant Motherhood in Lebanon

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Project details

Sponsors

Statelessness Hallmark Research Initiative seed funding awarded for interdisciplinary research projects on topics related to statelessness, citizenship and identity.

Research partners

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.

Project team

Bina Fernandez (School of Social and Political Sciences)

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)

Thomas McGee

Zahra Al-barazi

Deirdre Brennan

Contact

Assoc Prof Bina Fernandez