The international human rights challenge of arbitrary revocation of citizenship: Bahrain & The Gulf, the Dominican Republic, Myanmar, Canada and beyond

Monday, 31 October 2016 – 10:00 to 17:30

Amnesty International UK – Human Rights Action Centre

17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

Focusing on events in Bahrain and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), participants will explore instances of the deprivation of citizenship in the Dominican Republic, Myanmar, Canada and elsewhere. We will discuss the longstanding nature and scope; the practice and legal frameworks of the deprivation of citizenship around the world. Participants will learn about the impact and human rights dimensions of the revocation of citizenship how that can lead to forced exile and statelessness. We will explore what can be done to halt the practice and restore rights. The seminar intends to conclude with a draft joint platform for action.

The seminar brings together, lawyers, researchers, representatives of NGOs and international human rights bodies, human rights defenders, and victims of unlawful nationality revocation.

The seminar will be in English. Please ask if you require language support. The event is open to the public and media and may be filmed. If you do not wish to be filmed, please inform us.

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