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?”
18 March 2016 | Adrian Berry, Barrister
While perhaps well known to that small band of nationality lawyers around the world who take pleasure in obscure, forgotten and anachronistic classes of citizenship and nationality, it is not more widely appreciated that there remains a limited class of Irish citizens who are, by virtue of holding Irish citizenship, also considered to be British subjects.
Roma in Serbia still denied birth certificates – ENS members take legal action to challenge register offices’ unlimited power7 March 2016 | Adam Weiss – European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
The purist in me imagines bureaucrats running around maternity wards, struggling to catch all the details (“Name? Mother’s name? Sorry, can you repeat that…”) over the sound of new-borns screaming for the first time. That’s what Article 7 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (“UNCRC”) says: “The child shall be registered immediately after birth…”.
3 March 2016 | Bobbie Mills, Writer and researcher in Migration and Politics
“...although we may ... sometimes persecute people because they are foreign, the deeper truth is that we almost always make foreign those whom we persecute.”
Bonnie Honig, A Legacy of Xenophobia
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