How many stateless persons live in Italy?

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.01.29
How many stateless persons live in Italy?
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It is estimated that, on a total of 600,000 stateless persons in Europe, 15,000 live in Italy. These are people who have lost or never had the citizenship of their country of origin. But what does it mean to be without documents, without the right to marry, work and study? This is explained directly by the people who are in this condition, thanks to the #NonEsisto (I don’d exist) campaign, by the CIR (Italian Council for Refugees). That, through videos and photos by Denis Bosnic, tells the stories of Nyima, Sandokan, Elena and Ramadan. The underlying theme is the idea of a denied existence and the goal is to achieve legal reform of procedures leading to recognition of statelessness and ultimately access to citizenship through the draft law submitted to the Italian Senate.

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