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  • Event Announcement - Taking the ENS campaign to the European Parliament!

    10 September 2014

    You are cordially invited to an event to mark the European Network on Statelessness campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe which involves events and actions across Europe on or around 14 October 2014.



    Provisonal programme (14 October) 

    18.30-18.45         Welcome refreshments

    18.45-18.50         Welcome and introduction - Jean Lambert MEP

    18.50-19.00         Campaign & handing over of petition – Chris Nash,  ENS

  • ENS re-launches as an independent charity!

    5 September 2014

    This week ENS was formally established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in the UK. When ENS was initially founded in June 2012, it was always anticipated that the Network should in due course set up with its own legal identity, and we are very pleased to announce that we have now been able to take this step thanks to recent fundraising success.

  • Ending Childhood Statelessness?

    1 April 2014

    ENS has published a new report Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices

  • ENS makes Submission to European Commission Consultation on the Future of Common Home Affairs Policy

    31 January 2014

    ENS welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the debate launched by the European Commission on the future of EU Home Affairs policies, and in particular to promote improved protection for stateless persons – an issue that hitherto has not received adequate attention at the European Union level or in the framing of Home Affairs legislation and policy under previous programmes. The time is now ripe to address this relative lack of attention and action.

  • ENS launches Good Practice Guide on Statelessness Determination and Protection to Mark International Human Rights Day

    10 December 2013

    The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) celebrates International Human Rights Day today, by launching its inaugural publication “Statelessness Determination and the Protection Status of Stateless Persons: a Summary Guide of Good Practices and Factors to Consider when Designing National Determination and Protection Mechanisms”. Stateless people are a particularly vulnerable group when it comes to the ability to exercise human rights, and determination procedures are key to their effective protection in a migratory context.

  • ENS launches Campaign to Protect Stateless Persons in Europe

    14 October 2013

    Over the last two years there has been a welcome shift towards greater recognition of the need for more concerted action to tackle statelessness at a global, regional and national level. Since December 2011, 17 states have acceded to either or both the UN Statelessness Conventions.

  • A Call for the Adoption of an International Day Against Statelessness

    1 June 2013

    Statelessness was one of the major hidden crises of the 20th century. It is reassuring that after the turn of the century, there has been an increase in international resolve to address statelessness.

  • Mr. Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks exclusively to ENS

    15 January 2013

    After his Human Rights Statement on stateless children was released on 15 January 2013, ENS caught up with Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. In this exclusive interview, Mr. Muižnieks talks about his commitment to address statelessness in Europe and the changes he would like to see.

  • A Call to Include the Stateless on International Human Rights Day

    10 December 2012

    Today, as the world marks international human rights day, millions of stateless persons continue to live in silence and exclusion, unable to participate in public life as equals, to freely organise and express themselves and to associate with others. The focus of this year’s celebration - ‘inclusion and the right to participate in public life’ – is consequently particularly pertinent to the stateless among us.


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