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58 Ateneo L.J. 29 (2013-2014)
Statelessness in Philippine Law: Expanding Horizons of the International Stateless Person Protection Regime

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Statelessness in Philippine Law: Expanding

    Horizons of the International Stateless

    Person Protection Regime
    Francis Tom Temprosa*



I.  INTRODUCTION                       ..................................................29
II. STATELESSNESS IS GLOCAL                 ..........................................31
    A.  A Global Phenomenon
    B.  A Local Phenomenon
III. RIGHT TO  NATIONALITY   AND   THE  PROTECTION   OF  STATELESS
    PERSONS: INTERNATIONAL  LAW  AND PHILIPPINE LAW BASES..................43
    A.  Right to Nationality in International Law
    B.  Right to Nationality in Philippine Law
IV. DOMESTIC  LEGAL FRAMEWORK ON STATELESSNESS IN RELATION TO
    CITIZENSHIP         ......................................................63
    A.  Laws Pertaining to Stateless Persons
    B.  Issuances, Regulations, and Administrative Orders
    C.  Jurisprudence on Statelessness
V.  CONCLUSION                       .....................................................79



                           I. INTRODUCTION

The  right to  a nationality is established in international human rights
instruments and in the local laws of many jurisdictions around the world.
Under  Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR),
every person has such a right, and no one should be arbitrarily deprived of
his or her nationality nor denied the right to change  [the same.]' The



*   'ro J.D., with honors, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. The Author
is a former staff member and statelessness focal point of the Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).   He  is currently a faculty
member  of the Department of International Studies of the College of International,
Humanitarian, and Development  Studies of Mirian College. He is a regular
contributor to the Asian Yearbook  of International Law. The  Author has
contributed his work to the following books: Violence, Exploitation, and Abuse and
Discrimination in Migration Affecting Women and Children in ASEAN: A Baseline Study
published by the Human Rights Resource Centre for the ASEAN  and Disaster-
Induced Internal Displacement in the Philippines published by the Internal Displacement
Monitoring Centre (Norwegian Refugee Council).

Cite as 58 ATENEO L.J. 29 (2013).


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