One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A document of identification issued to stateless people after the First World War.
- ‘The main objective of a Nansen passport was to provide the right to stay in a country, but it gave no right to work.’
- ‘Still, the Nansen passport was better than nothing at all.’
- ‘The Nansen passport and his work for the hungry, the homeless and the victims of world events led to his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize.’
- ‘After World War I, Nansen became League of Nations high commissioner for refugees, in which capacity he originated the Nansen passport for refugees.’
- ‘Among other things, he negotiated an exchange of 400,000 prisoners of war and created the Nansen passport for stateless refugees.’
Early 20th century: named after Fridtjof Nansen(see Nansen, Fridtjof.
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