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Laura van Waas

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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 519

    5037 DE Tilburg

    Netherlands

20062019
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Personal profile

Research interests

Dr. Laura van Waas is Assistant Professor at the Department of European and International Law at Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands, as well as a founder and Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (www.institutesi.org). Dr. van Waas? doctoral dissertation, ?Nationality Matters? (Intersentia, 2008), is widely used as a reference for understanding international statelessness law by researchers and practitioners all over the world, as is the edited collection ?Nationality and Statelessness under International Law? which she edited together with Alice Edwards (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In more than a decade of working on the issue of statelessness, Dr. van Waas has carried out a wide array of research and teaching projects, both within academia and for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other actors. She has worked as a consultant for UNHCR?s headquarters in Geneva as well as the regional offices for the Middle East and North Africa in Beirut and for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. She has directed research on statelessness with funding from Open Society Foundations, the United States Department of State and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO-WOTRO Security and Rule of Law programme). She has also supervised or conducted studies, among others, Plan International, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Women?s Refugee Commission, the European Parliament and the Norwegian Refugee Council. Dr. van Waas is also one of the co-founders and an active member of the European Network on Statelessness.

Career

Laura van Waas is also a founder and co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion. Established in late 2014, the Institute is an independent non-profit organisation committed to realising and protecting the right to a nationality for all. See www.institutesi.org

Current courses

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Keywords

  • Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Statelessness
  • Nationality

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Research Output 2006 2019

Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws: Human Rights Pathways to Gender Neutrality

van Waas, L., Al-Barazi, Z. & Brennan, D., 2019, International human rights of women. Reilly, N. (ed.). Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

All citizens are created equal, but some are more equal than others

van Waas, L. & Jaghai-Bajulaiye, S., Oct 2018, In : Netherlands International Law Review. 65, 3, p. 413-430 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access
nationality
citizenship
citizen
deprivation
terrorism

Article 15: The right to a nationality

van Waas, L., 2018, Contemporary human rights challenges: The universal declaration of human rights and its continuing relevance. Ferstman, C., Goldberg, A., Gray, T., Ison, L., Nathan, R. & Newman, M. (eds.). Routledge, p. 126-136 11 p. (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Stateless children

van Waas, L., 2018, Research handbook on child migration. Bhabha, J., Kanics, J. & Senovilla Hernández, D. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 213-228 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Statelessness in Asia: An entrenched but solvable problem

van Waas, L. & de Chickera, A., 2018, Routledge handbook of human rights in Asia. de Varennes, F. & Gardiner, C. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities 2008 2019

  • 14 Invited talk
  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc.
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Political Inclusion and Statelessness: An exploration of (non)citizenship

Laura van Waas (Speaker)
16 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Deprivation of nationality as a counter-terrorism measure

Laura van Waas (Speaker)
17 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Current issues of statelessness and precarious citizenship

Laura van Waas (Speaker)
26 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Protecting the child’s right to a nationality in a forced migration context

Laura van Waas (Speaker)
18 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Statelessness & the right to a nationality

Laura van Waas (Speaker)
22 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Press / Media

A 100-year (Hi)Story of Statelessness

Laura van Waas

25/08/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment