the consequences of Statelessness for an individual? The short-term
consequences of statelessness are similar to being an illegal alien.
Except that illegal aliens can return to the country of their citizenship
but the stateless can’t.
The consequences often start with a lack of recognition of the
education, training, skills or professional achievements. From there
it degenerates in to unemployment or massive underemployment, lack
of economic opportunities and exploitation (by state, employers
and private citizens), absence of any political rights, inability
and unwillingness of the stateless to seek justice, general poverty
follows with unavailability of medical care and education for the
stateless and their off-spring, lack of security of person and protection
of property from other citizens and the state. Inability to travel
or the ability to improve one’s condition in life are just
some of the consequences of statelessness. These have been proven
in numerous academic studies. Statelessness is depriving these individuals
from uplifting themselves and their countries.