This is a legal and theoretical consultation book on statelessness. The theoretical part consists in a conceptual framework of statelessness: its definition, causes, and consequences. From the understanding of those concepts, the entire book becomes accessible for both beginners and ex perts. Later, statelessness is approached from the point of view of Hannah Arendt and Seyla Benhabib in a discussion around the famous concept of the right to have rights . The legal part of the book presents an analysis of the Brazilian legislation on nationality and statelessness. Brazil is inter nationally recognized for its New Migration Law , which allowed for the naturalization of Maha Mamo, formerly stateless woman from Lebanon. The book provides unprecedented analysis of the Brazilian provisions on the eradication of statelessness under the criteria of a UNHCR Handbook of Good Practices in Nationality Laws (n°29). The investigation seeks to identify which aspects can be considered examples to be followed by other countries. To provide better understanding of that legal context, Chapter 2 describes in detail the legal path that led to the current Brazilian legal framework on statelessness.
This work can be used as an evidence-based guide by parliamentarians in the creation of new laws on the eradication of statelessness, as the research contains unprecedented information provided by the Brazilian govern ment about the related domestic procedures. It is addressed to anyone interested in statelessness, along with professionals from international organizations, parliamentarians, academics, and students. The research prioritized the academic contribution of female authors and of authors from the so-called global South.
The book is based on the Master Thesis Brazilian Mechanisms of Eradication of Statelessness: Identifying Good Practices and the Incorporation of The Right to Have Rights . The work is a nominee for the Most Innovative Thesis Award 2020 , granted by the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations, a program funded by the European Union.