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Here's a situation update from the ground on issues facing #stateless people trapped by the conflict in Ukraine.…

🧵[THREAD] Main concerns raised by our Ukrainian member @R2Protection [1/9]
Number of #stateless people prior to conflict was relatively high.
Low estimate puts it at 35,000, but likely much higher including those at risk of statelessness due to lack of documents: eg. 40-80,000 Roma, large % of children born in Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk. [2/9]
Most stateless people assisted by @R2protection have not been displaced so far. Only 24 (17%) of the 138 people R2P has been able to reach so far have fled in search of safer settlements. Only 6 of those have crossed the Ukrainian border and flee to EU countries. [3/9]
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In the course of living my life, I am usually preoccupied with key life questions that guide my thinking, work and impact. This one is a #Thread listing the issues/ questions that I am considering. I share them in no particular order.
1. I am pondering what it would take for government to be truly controlled by the people and how governance can be less elitist. Most people in the world do not have a clue of how and why decisions that impact them are made by politicians (who often have very low expertise)
2. I am specifically wondering about information and data usage and how it can be better (and more) used by people - you and I - to specifically guide our personal actions, plans and how we demand for our rights.
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To open our discussion;

What is Huduma Namba?
Where does the system stand now?
@HeraldingDevel2 @GlobalNamati @Haki_na_Sheria @thekhrc @HakiCentre

#Hudumanambachat #HudumanambaChat
Question 2:

What is the status of those who couldnt register either willingly, or due to lack of documentation?

Question 3:
With centralization and digitalization of personal identification data, what safeguards will make you comfortable with Huduma Namba

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As we witness the devastating effects of the #pandemic on the #stateless, we join 82 civil society actors in urging states, donors & other stakeholders to promote & protect the rights of the stateless in their #COVIDー19 responses.…
As the #pandemic crisis takes its toll, the stateless are among those paying the highest of prices. Many face increased #racism and #xenophobia and are denied access to critical health services and information (in a language they understand) on prevention and treatment.
Many are also fearful of seeking assistance, as they are at-risk of being arrested, detained & subject to removal proceedings. Others are excluded from desperately needed emergency relief – as states require digital identity or documentation establishing proof of citizenship.
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OK. Here we go. #ICJ Provisional Measures Order #TheGambia v #Myanmar #Rohingya #Genocideconvention Judge Sebutinde - not on the bench.
- Background of application - omitting procedural history etc.
Reference to #Rohingya group that self-identifies as Rohingya; prima facie jurisdiction need not be definitive as to merits of the case - art 36(1) ICJ Statute & Art 9 Genocide Convention - this needs to be satisfied first
Parties to GC - no reservation to art 9 by Myanmar but to art 6 & 8; no reservations of Gambia; “dispute” exists where hold “clearly opposite views” re performance/non-performance of obligations;one party maintains dispute, other denies it. Therefore compromissory clause comes in
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Big day for #catholics in #Thailand & the region as @Pontifex #PopeinThailand #PopeVisitThailand. Hell be celebrating mass at National Stadium but crowd already gathered hours before braving the heat. Lucky ones get the shade but many happy to be in sun to be in Pope's presence ImageImageImageImage
A modern rendition to the hymn "amazing grace" as band entertain crowd gathered to welcome @Pontifex #PopeinThailand #PopeVisitThailand2019
Number of #ethnic communities in #Bangkok #Thailand national stadium waiting for mass to be celebrated by @Pontifex #PopeinThailand #PopeVisitThailand ImageImageImageImage
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The court has returned for the afternoon session on #NIIMS

PS Interior Kibicho will be re-examined. Follow us for live tweets
Counsel says re-examination will take 1-1.5 hours. The Court releases Jerome Ochieng for the day and he will be cross-examined tomorrow
Respondent Counsel Regeru asks “what is #NIIMS?” - Dr Kibicho states that #GOK is moving into a digital era and that the only lacking area is the creation of a digital population register
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It’s a packed courtroom at Milimani Law Courts as we wait for the #NIIMSCaseDecision We’re hopeful 🤞🏾for a decision that affirms constitutional protections and fundamental rights to #privacy and due process
What’s at stake in the #NIIMSCaseDecision? The right to privacy (including freedom from undue surveillance), due process and public participation in law making, and the rights of marginalized and #stateless communities that have historically not benefited from citizenship
Court is now in session #NIIMSCaseDecision
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1) This History Thread is about the Rohingya Diaspora beyond Bangladesh. Having fled severe persecution in Burma (Myanmar) to Bangladesh in 1970s-90s and more recent 21st Century genocidal attacks, Rohingyas have often risked a journey farther.
2) Rohingyas seek refuge in many countries, where security and legal status often remain elusive. This infographic map from Al Jazeera shows some refugee population estimates as of Oct. 2017.
3) In 1978 Pakistan offered legal residence to Rohingyas and thousands made their way there, followed by more refugees in 1991-93. Most ended up in slum areas around Karachi and found work in the fishing industry.…
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