Borderlines Podcast #97 – Statelesness, with Jamie Chai Yun Liew

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Jamie Chai Yun Liew is a Professor at the University of Ottawa and the author of Ghost Citizens – Decolonial Apparitions of Stateless, Foreign and Wayward Figures in Law.

In this episode we discuss statelessness, which is when someone does not have citizenship in any country because of the operation of law.

We discuss how people can become stateless, citizenship revocation, the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Budlakoti, how lack of documentation can lead to lack of citizenship, challenging statelessness, and more.