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Govt to enact laws to protect stateless people

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The Executive Director of the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), Cllr. Abla Williams
The Executive Director of the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), Cllr. Abla Williams

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Feb. 4, 2015)-The Liberian Government has begun an initiative to enact laws to protect ‘Stateless” people’s rights.

Stateless people are people who are not citizens of any country.

The Executive Director of the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) said the Government has resolved to develop National Statelessness Action Plan by 2017.

Cllr. Abla Williams called for collective campaign amongst Liberians to ensure the protection of people without definite country status.

He spoke Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the start of a 2-day workshop, organized by LRRRC and the United Nations Refugee body, UNHCR.

Also speaking at the workshop, UNHCR Country Representative to Liberia, Khassim Diagne, said: “The protection of stateless people is part of a global campaign launched in 2014.”

“At least ten million people worldwide are reported found in such condition.”

Mr. Diagne said lot has been done in Liberia regarding collecting data and analyzing the problem associated with statelessness.

 


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