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Statelessness Determination in the UK: UNHCR audit reveals the need for fundamental changes in approaches taken to decision making

UNHCR has published a report detailing findings from its audit of the UK's statelessness determination procedure. The report reveals a number of…
/ Sarah Elliott – Legal Officer, UNHCR UK
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Iceland’s accession to UN Statelessness Conventions reminds us how much more still needs to be done across Europe

On 26th January, Iceland acceded to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Protecting the right to a nationality for children of same-sex couples in the EU – A key issue before the CJEU in V.M.A. v Stolichna Obsthina (C-490/20)

The enjoyment of LGBTIQ* rights varies across Europe. As a result, children of same-sex couples can face problems with recognition of civil status,…
/ Patrícia Cabral – Legal Policy Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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Statelessness and the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration: Analysis and Recommendations

Our analysis focuses on the impact the proposals set out by the European Commission in September 2020 would have on the fundamental rights of…
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The time is now: upholding the rights of stateless refugees and migrants in EU asylum and migration law and policy

The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum - long-anticipated by migration and asylum actors - is a set of legislative and policy proposals laid out by the…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, European Network on Statelessness
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Introducing “Hawiati”: A network for stateless solidarity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Statelessness is a significant problem across the MENA. With national legal frameworks in the region taking little account of the reality of…
/ Zahra Albarazi and Thomas McGee - co-coordinators of the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
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Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons?

Malta finally acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons on 11 December 2019 after numerous calls from civil society…
/ Jo Venkov - Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Festive greetings to all

Thank you for following ENS blog updates in 2020. We’ll be taking a short break and are resuming our blog in January. Meanwhile, we wish you all the…
/ ENS Team
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A new EU child rights strategy: Galvanising action to end childhood statelessness

Over 2020, the European Commission has been laying the groundwork for a new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child for 2021-24, to provide a…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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ENS Newsletter - December 2020

The December 2020 newsletter edition includes an interview with Saskia Bricmont, MEP about her work, the role of the European Union in ending…
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Statement to the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges by the European Network on Statelessness

UNHCR's annual High Commissioner's Dialogue brings together states, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, the academic and research…
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