ENS has launched its report Still Stateless, Still Suffering – Why Europe Must Act Now to Protect Stateless Persons, which contains testimonies by stateless migrants living in 11 European countries. It unveils a shocking picture of individuals languishing in immigration detention for years, living destitute on the streets, stuck in endless limbo and desperately seeking to become a part of mainstream society.
The report asks why so little is being done to protect people in this situation, and makes recommendations for urgent reform by calling on states to implement adequate safeguards and regularisation procedures for stateless persons living in Europe today.
The publication of the report coincides with the 60th anniversary of the 1954 UN Statelessness Convention, and is a part of a wider ENS campaign bringing together a broad spectrum of actors. The campaign will culminate in a concerted day of action against statelessness across Europe on 14 October 2014, including a scheduled event in the European Parliament when the petition will be handed over to European leaders.
You can download the report here