“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

ENS launches its report Still Stateless, Still Suffering - Why Europe Must Act Now to Protect Stateless Persons

As part of its campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe, the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has gathered testimonies from stateless migrants in 11 countries across the continent. While just a small snapshot of Europe’s total stateless population, these too long unheard voices speak powerfully to the human impact that statelessness has on people living in Europe. ENS hopes that their voices can help persuade European leaders to prioritise as a matter of urgency, the strengthening of protection for stateless persons. The stories are organised around three themes which emerged when ENS and its members conducted interviews across Europe, namely: detention, destitution, life in limbo and waiting to belong. Some of the testimonies gathered cut across more than one of these themes which in reality are very often interconnected. In order to protect the identities of these courageous individuals, real names have not been used.

The report can be downloaded here