Crucial high court statelessness case tests route out of legal limbo
A young man, stateless and unable to access even the basic rights that go with citizenship, has brought what could be a precedent-setting case in the high court of South Africa. The young man, who knows nothing of his father, and whose mother died when he was very young, wants the court to order that he be granted citizenship of SA, either by birth or through naturalisation.
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The tragedy of statelessness lies deep in the heart of a major new case, argued before the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.