International Roma Women's Conference Blog

Spotlighting Romani women’s activism and role in addressing statelessness in Europe

This blog is part of a collaboration between the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and Romani women activists. Here, we want to draw attention…
/ Nina Murray, Michelle Van Burik, Sonja Barbul, Ina Majka, Brisilda Taco, Alison Huyghe and Tamara Smith
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Romani women’s activism and role in addressing statelessness in Europe

The voices of Romani women are all too often missing from policy debates on statelessness and legal identity. ENS has come together with Romani women…
/ Advocacy Briefing
The Freedom Monument, Riga, Latvia. Blog

‚ÄúNon-Citizens‚ÄĚ of the Baltics: Common Misconceptions explained

To this day, there are approximately 300,000 non-citizens in the Baltics, in Estonia and Latvia. In contrast to Estonia and Latvia, Lithuania does…
/ By a Latvian non-citizen
Tindouf Blog

Without a nationality but not stateless: the recent judgment of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in a case concerning the nationality status of a refugee originating from Western Sahara

In August 2021, the Swiss Supreme Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in Switzerland, issued a decision concerning the nationality status…
/ Cecilia Manzotti ‚Äď PhD candidate, University of Sussex
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Why Europe needs to work with other regions to find creative solutions to birth registration and documentation of children born in conflict zones

European States and regional institutions need to step-up and commit to clear actions to protect the rights of all children to a legal identity and…
/ Alison Huyghe, Policy & Advocacy Officer, The European Network on Statelessness
Levi Meir Clancy Blog

Expert opinion: How the Netherlands, France and the UK are leaving children stranded at risk of statelessness in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of children associated with alleged ‚Äėforeign fighters‚Äô have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State‚Ķ
/ Professor René DeGroot (Professor emeritus, Maastricht University), Philomène Franssen (Independent consultant), Alison Harvey (Barrister at No5 Chambers) and Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol)
ARC Blog

Understanding Statelessness through Country of Origin Information (COI)

Country of Origin Information (COI) is an important element in refugee status determination procedures, as it helps to evaluate whether there is a…
/ Stephanie Huber, Director of Asylum Research Centre (ARC) Foundation and Nina Murray, Head of Policy and Research, The European Network on Statelessness
Lynn News

Time To Agree Concerted Action: Follow-up on Council of Europe and UNHCR statelessness conference

Last month we and our members were out in force at an important international statelessness conference organised by the Council of Europe and the UN…
Oct 2021‚Äď Melanie from UNHCR‚Äôs Geneva Office. Blog

Looking Back on 6 Years at the Helm of UNHCR’s Statelessness Section

After six years as the Chief of the Statelessness Section at UNHCR, Melanie Khanna reflects on the global efforts to end statelessness, tracing the…
/ Melanie Khanna, Outgoing Chief of the Statelessness Section at UNHCR
Trustee recruitment News

Consultancy opportunity with ENS - Co-design and coordinate delivery of trainings for stateless community members

This is a great opportunity for an experienced trainer to work closely with the ENS Secretariat and stateless community members to co-design and…
 LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy and the legal identity of unsanctioned babies Blog

The Statelessness Case Law Database: LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy and the legal identity of unsanctioned babies

The new ENS Statelessness Case Law Database offers a lens through which we can observe how European laws deal with the reality of statelessness. In…
/ Katja Swider ENS Member, Assistant Professor of Migration Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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ENS Newsletter - September 2021

The September 2021 newsletter edition includes an interview with Laura Bingham, Senior Managing Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative…
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