The Role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Dealing with Stateless Problems in Malaysia

Authors

  • Pristina Widya Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang
  • Najamuddin Khairur Rijal Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang

Keywords:

Malaysia, Stateless, International organization, UNHCR

Abstract

This study discusses the role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in dealing with stateless problems in Malaysia from 2014-2017. As an international organization, UNHCR deals with stateless issues, namely people who are not considered citizens by any country according to their legal operations. The research method used is descriptive-qualitative. The results found that UNHCR performed its role as an information provider, law enforcer, and policy implementer. As an information provider, UNHCR carries out the #Ibelong campaign and provides information about its partners. As a rule enforcer, UNHCR encourages Malaysia to ratify the stateless convention and provide legal assistance. As a policy implementer, UNHCR carries out mapping projects and provides funding for stateless programs.

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2022-06-30