27 May 2016 | Nicole Garbin (Chef de Cuisine) and Adam Weiss (Executive Chef)
The chefs spend their days cooking at the European Roma Rights Centre
19 May 2016 | Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
The boy does not know his place.
He does not know he is different. Inferior.
He thinks he is equal.
He thinks he can dream.
We can’t really blame the boy. Well… not fully.
He is just 10.
His needs are simple. His dreams, fantastical.
It is the parents.
They have not taught him well.
13 May 2016 | Alice Sironi, Migration Law Specialist with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Although the greatest numbers of stateless persons are not necessarily within the migrant population, particularly in Europe, with 244 million people migrating today – and that number even expected to increase in the future - it is certainly worth exploring further the nexus between migration and statelessness.
The nexus between statelessness and migration and IOM’s role
Ireland’s ad-hoc approach is failing stateless persons: Dublin seminar highlights shortfalls and need for formal procedures6 May 2016 | Catherine Cosgrave, Legal Services Manager, Immigrant Council of Ireland
28 April 2016 | Marek Linha, Adviser at the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)
A new proposal by the Norwegian Government will leave children born stateless in Norway who are habitually resident without a nationality until they turn 18. The new proposal, put forward by the Ministry of Justice, clearly violates provisions in international law which safeguard every child’s right to a nationality by stipulating that a 5 year lawful residence is required for acquisition of Norwegian citizenship.
21 April 2016 | Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
I arrived in Luxembourg last week, curious to see further evidence of how policy-makers and other EU stakeholders intend to take forward the first ever conclusions on statelessness adopted by the European Council last December during the Luxembourg Presidency.
14 April 2016 | Erika Kalantzi, Attorney at Law
Greek Parliament’s initiative to provide a legislative framework for the adoption of a statelessness determination procedure is welcome news. Once introduced the procedure should give all stateless persons, whether residing in the country legally or otherwise, access to an effective and appropriate protection.
7 April 2016 | Jocelyn Kane Director of the Canadian Centre on Statelessness
As if the stars were aligning, the very same day as the first summit on Statelessness in Canada was held, the Government announced that it was moving to repeal controversial amendments to the Citizenship Act implemented in 2015, removing a provision that could create statelessness.
1 April 2016 | Jan Brulc, European Network on Statelessness
No child should be stateless! Yet as we were (again) reminded yesterday by the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks in his report on Cyprus statelessness continues to endure because states are failing to ensure that all children acquire nationality.
24 March 2016 | Liana Sukonova (LLM), Near East University, Faculty of Law
“Grandmother, you have lived and worked your whole life in Latvia, and survived a war... How is it possible that you, such a remarkable person, are a non-citizen and I, a child (…), am a citizen of Latvia?”
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