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Master of Laws (LLM)


‘Statelessness’ is a global phenomenon that refers to the lack of nationality of an individual. Although the issue of statelessness can be understood as the lack of nationality or the protections based on nationality, the solutions can be complicated because they interfere with the sovereign power of the state. Thailand is home to one of the largest stateless populations in the world. It has been working on solving the problem of statelessness with the help of international organizations, such as the United Nations and the Adventists Development and Relief Agency. However, despite the positive developments in Thailand, there are still gaps in the Nationality Act that can lead to statelessness groups of people. Therefore, this thesis analyzes the problem of statelessness in Thailand and proposes that Thailand accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, as the provisions of these conventions provide beneficial guidelines on the issue of statelessness.