Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2015

Department 1

Italian Studies


This paper examines the phenomenon of stateless persons, including the definition of what it means to be stateless and two types of statelessness, de jure and de facto. Although statelessness is internationally recognized, by both the U.N. and individual countries, little is actually done for those populations and groups that hang in such an ambiguous state. Often times the root problems, such as statelessness through birth or government actions, are not addressed, and the groups face much discrimination.


This paper was written for ITAL-3007: Italy and Multiculturalism, Spring 2015.