The International Observatory on Statelessness


Permanent residence has been granted to about 12,000 of the 13,000 essentially stateless former Yugoslavs who have resided in Slovenia for years since the Balkan wars. Permanent residence was denied to 360 such persons. Slovene courts have ruled that the government must rectify the status of people who had permanent residency at the outset of the wars, but who were erased from the government’s list of people with permanent residency.