Some 12 million people around the world do not have citizenship of any country, and are being denied basic human rights as a result, the UN has warned. The issue is becoming worse as stateless children are born to stateless parents.
"These people are in desperate need of help because they live in a nightmarish legal limbo," said Antonio Guterres of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Governments often have to set up arbitrary criteria for nationality, with regard to such matters as entitlement to a passport. In the future socialist commonwealth, questions of ancestry will be a thing of the past. Inside world socialism there will be no countries and no national borders. Everyone on Earth will be free to roam the whole world without passports or visas. There will be no border patrols.