Sustainable Development Goal 16.9: ‘Legal Identity’ Nationality and Statelessness

By: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

This booklet introduces key concepts that can be adopted by Legal identity practitioners to protect vulnerable and marginalized groups. It also explains flawed identity processes can cause and/ or perpetuate statelessness. Finally, it presents some strategies to help ensure statelessness is effectively addressed through inclusive and human rights based development policies on legal identity

If you are a legal identity practitioner who would like to learn more about Statelessness, or if you are a statelessness actor trying to understand how statelessness relates to legal identity, then this booklet is for you. It is part of the Statelessness Essentials books series, which includes introductory booklets on statelessness and how it relates to various human rights, development and other issues.