“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Katalin Berényi

Katalin Berényi is a human rights diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations Office in Geneva and a PhD researcher focusing on how the EU could better tackle statelessness in the area of freedom, security and justice. Previously she worked as a migration expert at the Hungarian National Contact Point of the European Migration Network (EMN) which was mandated to address statelessness at the EU level by the European Council in its conclusions on statelessness adopted in December 2015. She has published articles and working papers on the topic, including Statelessness and the refugee crisis in Europe (Forced Migration Review), Rethinking the Advocacy Tools of the EU in Exporting Legal Principles to the MENAT Region to Tackle Childhood Statelessness (Statelessness Working Paper Series), and EU Law at the service of protecting stateless persons (Internal Affairs Review, Hungary).