Literature review and mapping study: Risks of statelessness among the children of refugees in Europe

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Evidence from our work has highlighted barriers to birth registration, as well as gaps in nationality laws and problems with how legal safeguards to prevent childhood statelessness are operationalised in practice. However, there is a need for further evidence to better understand the particular risks of statelessness facing children in migration - particularly the children of refugees - born in transit or in host countries in

The need for further evidence to better understand the particular risks of statelessness facing children in migration - particularly the children of refugees - born in transit or in host countries in Europe, has emerged from ENS’s work with its members and partners since 2015. 

This literature review and mapping study provides an overview of existing literature and evidence setting out current understanding of risks of statelessness among refugee children in Europe. It maps who holds knowledge, information and power to effect change on this issue, and provides key findings relevant to the production of a framework and methodology for further research by ENS and our members. 

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