Mikhail Sebastian
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Stateless in America

The United States is home to estimated 4,000 stateless persons who live in limbo and have their human rights violated, and a lot of restrictions imposed on t...
Dec 14, 2012
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How you define true identity in America?

The topic of statelessness is an infinite quagmire in the field of human rights. The United States of America has long been viewed as a nation which protects its citizens against abuse, discrimination and attack on their identity and liberty. But what does citizenship exactly mean in America? Is it defined by birth-right or the long process of naturalization that can take years to realise?Citizenship is your jewel in the crown of the country you belong to. It provides assurance that you will…See More
Dec 3, 2012
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
After living 16 years in the United States in legal limbo as stateless person, and currently being stuck in the US Territory of American Samoa in South Pacific and banned from re-entering the US mainland I got actively involved in the issue of statelessness in the United States to raise awareness among our Washington officials to take all steps necessary to eliminate statelessness and introduce special adjustment act in our immigration and citizenship policy that would cover stateless persons in the United States by providing them legal status and path to US citizenship including advocacy for the US Government to join UN 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons that provides framework to protect those members of the vulnerable group along with refugees.

International Human Rights Law, international relations and domestic decision making have impacted the ability of international refugee law to protect one of the most vulnerable groups, namely, stateless persons.

Studied English at Turkmen State University in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)

Travel Management Diploma from Ashworth College (USA)

Certificates from Peace Operations Training Institute:

a) Human Rights
b)An Introduction to the UN System
c)History of UN Peacekeeping 1945-1987
d)International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict
e)Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Africa

Working on my MBA in Business Administration
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Russia
American Samoa
Turkmenistan
Azerbaijan
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Statelessness and Human Rights.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
1-2
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://mikhailsebastian.tumblr.com/
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Russian
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Business, Culture, Democratization, Diplomacy, Human Rights, Media, Peacekeeping
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Monitoring, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Statelessness
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Stuck in American Samoa: http://www.salon.com/2012/10/10/stuck_in_western_samoa_please_let_m...

A PLEA TO ASG — DEPORT ME TO THE COUNTRY WHERE I RESIDE: http://www.samoanews.com/?q=node%2F68942

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How you define true identity in America?

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

The topic of statelessness is an infinite quagmire in the field of human rights. The United States of America has long been viewed as a nation which protects its citizens against abuse, discrimination and attack on their identity and liberty. But what does citizenship exactly mean in America? Is it defined by birth-right or the long process of naturalization that can take years to…

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Barak Obama and his Stateless citizens

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 11:31pm 0 Comments

When President of the United States, Barak Obama on his speech that was addressed to the UN General Assembly on Sept 25, 2012 brought the tribute to US Ambassador in Libya Chris Stevens he said the following: “Chris Stevens loved his work. He took pride in the country he served…” First of all nothing in his speech ever mentioned human rights protection of stateless persons in the United States and human rights violation of stateless persons in the United States by the Department of Homeland…

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Why stateless persons keep silence?

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:35pm 0 Comments

  • As a stateless person myself I was never fully involved in issues of statelessness in the United States before now. I was living a nice, comfortable life in Houston, TX and later in Los Angeles, CA. The statelessness dilemma sort of skipped my mind even after being on an order of supervision after my release from the detention center. Sometimes I ask myself, why? Sometimes I wonder why other stateless individuals who are trapped in the United States…
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