3 August 2016 | ENS Team
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27 July 2016 | Yana Toom, Member of the European Parliament (ALDE)
Three Members of the European Parliament have bundled their powers in the fight for voting rights of stateless persons in Estonia and Latvia.
21 July 2016 | Nasser Al-Anezy, Chair and director of the Kuwaiti Community Association & Katia Bianchini, Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity
The word ‘Bidoon’ refers to a diverse group of people in Kuwait who at the time of the country's move to independence were not given nationality. When the British ended the protectorate in 1961, about one-third of the population was given nationality on the grounds of being ‘founding fathers’ of the new state, another third were naturalised as citizens, and the rest were considered to be bidoon jinsiya—or ‘without nationality’.
15 July 2016 | Deirdre Brennan, ENS Youth Ambassador for UK and Ireland
35 young people, 3 days, a host of statelessness experts and all set against a backdrop of Belgian waffles and some exceptional sunny weather – reflections on the fun, work and fascination at the first ever Youth Congress on Statelessness.
The Black Box of Nationality – Testing refugees’ and stateless persons’ facilitated access to nationality through the example of Hungary8 July 2016 | Gabor Gyulai, Director of the Refugee Programme at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, and a Trustee and President of the European Network on Statelessness
Refugees and stateless persons have “more right” than others to the nationality of the country where they live. At least, this is what international law – the 1951 Refugee Convention, the 1954 Statelessness Convention and the 1997 European Convention on Nationality – says. But how to measure whether a certain state lives up to these obligations?
29 June 2016 | Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
196 states have signed on to the international obligations contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). That’s as good as it gets in terms of the reach of a binding human rights treaty.
“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
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