“I want to speak to all youth who are stateless, and say never give up!” – The powerful testimony and participation of youth at this year’s UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs23 June 2016 | Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
These were the inspiring words uttered by Zhirair (Stateless Youth from Georgia) during the opening plenary session of this year’s UNHCR NGO Consultations in Geneva. He also described how “I felt like a swallow as if my wings had been broken” to evoke the impact being stateless had on him.
16 June 2016 | Thomas Mcgee, Independent Researcher On Statelessness
Stateless migrants often face considerable difficulties when travelling to, and newly arriving in, countries of potential asylum. Nonetheless, the vulnerability of such individuals has remained mostly invisible within the large refugee and migrant flows that have affected Europe over the last year. With their status sometimes unidentified, even by the authorities processing their claims for protection, many continue their suffering in silence.
- 10 June 2016 | Ivonne Garza, Fellow at the Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness
2 June 2016 | Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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.
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