Every downside has its upside: run-up to a statelessness determination procedure in the Netherlands?21 July 2014
On 9 July 2014, the loss to Argentina signalled the end of another period of patriotic sentiments in the Netherlands.
CESCR’s recommendation – Serbia to ensure effective access to personal documents for Roma and displaced persons, and in the meantime to facilitate their access to economic, social and cultural rights14 July 2014
In May 2014, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the Second Periodic Report of Serbia on the measures applied and results achieved in ensuring the rights acknowledged by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
7 July 2014
She gets a beer and waits for the world cup game to begin.
3 July 2014
Statelessness – a word and concept often regarded as complicated, technical and difficult. But awareness and basic understanding of statelessness often go a long way in identifying and starting to address the problem. And it’s really not rocket science.
25 June 2014
The UK divides persons who acquire British citizenship by fraud into two classes when seeking to secure their loss of such citizenship. Where the fraud concerns impersonation there is no right of appeal and the acquisition is treated as a ‘nullity’ (as never having occurred). Where the fraud concerns some other matter there is a right of appeal to a tribunal. What reason can there be for segregating one class of fraud in this way and depriving its practitioners of some minimal procedural protection?
20 June 2014
“Please, can you explain to me, because I don’t understand. Why is there this discrimination? Why do they differentiate between men and women? I don’t understand why?” (Kuwaiti woman married to a stateless man, who is unable to pass her Kuwaiti nationality to her children).
11 June 2014
Although hundreds of thousands of stateless people live in Europe, finding them can be a challenge at times. An important part of the ENS campaign to improve protection of stateless persons in Europe is helping to take away the invisibility of the issue of statelessness in Europe.
4 June 2014
The Syrian refugee crisis has reached a tally of more than two million who have fled the country, leading the United Nations to characterize the pace of the diaspora as the worst since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The neighboring countries bear the brunt of this refugee influx, of which only a tiny fraction have risked their lives by travelling on to reach safety ‘illegally’ in Europe. An additional estimated 4.5 million have been displaced within Syria, including Palestinian refugees.
28 May 2014
When meeting a stateless person what is often so very striking is their understandable bewilderment about the situation they have been unlucky enough to find themselves in, and a corresponding desperate desire on their part to establish an identity and to enjoy the sort of normal daily life that most of us take for granted.
22 May 2014
Farid is in UK immigration detention pending deportation. He has an Iranian passport that has expired. One month into his detention, he attempts to contact his country’s consular authorities to facilitate his removal, they do not respond. Two months in, he tries again. They fail to respond again. Meanwhile, the UK Home Office has also been trying to get Iran to accept Farid, but to no avail. Three months into his detention, they continue to ignore his efforts.
Is Farid stateless?
Every downside has its upside: run-up to a statelessness determination procedure in the Netherlands?
On 9 July 2014, the loss to Argentina signalled the end of another period of patriotic sentiment21 July 2014
CESCR’s recommendation – Serbia to ensure effective access to personal documents for Roma and displaced persons, and in the meantime to facilitate their access to economic, social and cultural rights
In May 2014, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the14 July 2014
Across Europe today, children are still being born into statelessness.
Stateless but not Rightless: Improving the Protection of Stateless Persons in Europe - Conference Agenda
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