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Chapter Eight

Interview with Rosa Iris Diendomi

1 min read

At least 10 million people worldwide have no nationality; most through no fault of their own. This occurrence, known as “statelessness”, can happen because of discrimination, the re-drawing of borders or gaps in nationality laws. Without a nationality, a person often forfeits the basic rights that all citizens should enjoy: access to education and the job market, the ability to buy and sell property, open a bank account, run for office, or even to own a phone.

In this audio interview, lawyer and community leader Rosa Iris Diendomi talks about experiences of statelessness in the Dominican Republic.