Join us for a unique online debate on the role of litigation in addressing statelessness to mark the launch of our new Statelessness Case Law Database.
The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is implementing a litigation strategy, grounded in the belief that part of the fight to end statelessness in Europe must happen in court. Too often, States are failing to live up to commitments they’ve made to respect the rights of stateless people.
To help galvanise action and progress our litigation work across Europe we’ve developed a new online Statelessness Case Law Database. It is a free online resource containing national, regional and international case law addressing statelessness.
On Thursday 15 July (14:00-15:00 CEST) you’re invited to join an online debate with Prof. Guy Goodwin-Gil, Boštjan Zalar, Nuala Mole, Laura Bingham and Chris Nash to discuss the role of the courts in preventing statelessness, protecting the rights of stateless people and holding States to account in respect of their international commitments. This is particularly relevant in light of recent ground-breaking cases from the European Court on Human Rights, and offers an opportunity to reflect on the progress made 60 years on from the introduction of the 1961 Statelessness Convention. It is also an opportunity for lawyers, NGOs and other legal practitioners to familiarise themselves with the ENS Statelessness Case Law Database which will be launched at the event.