Buildings of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Kirchberg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, in November 2006 with flags of the then 25 member states in the foreground. To the right is Anneau building, which encircles the Ancien Palais building. In the centre background is the Thomas More building. News

ECJ Advocate-General Opinion on Palestinian Refugees: A Step in the Right Direction

ENS welcomes the opinion issued by Advocate-General Emiliou of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a step in the right direction to addressing and…
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Seeking a place to belong: addressing statelessness among refugee children in Europe

As part of our Stateless Journeys project, ENS has been working with our members in five European countries to address cases of statelessness among…
/ PatrĂ­cia Cabral, Legal Policy Coordinator, ENS and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research, ENS
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Addressing the Risks of Statelessness Among Children in Migration In Europe

This report presents the findings of action research by ENS members in five European countries on the risks of statelessness facing children and…
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Country information for stateless people fleeing Ukraine

This series of briefings provides country-specific information for stateless people and those at risk of statelessness fleeing Ukraine.
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Situation assessment of statelessness, health, and COVID-19 in Europe

Our new report exposes specific challenges stateless people face as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and responses needed to address them. 
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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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ENS Interview - Valeria Ilareva

ENS caught up with Valeria Ilareva, the Head Lawyer and the Chairperson of the Foundation for Access to Rights, a Bulgaria based civil society…
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Bulgaria: Celebrating progress and staying vigilant about remaining gaps

Since Bulgaria ratified both the 1954 and the 1961 Statelessness Conventions in 2012, it has made significant progress in its treatment of stateless…
/ Magdalena Miteva and Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
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Submissions to the Human Rights Council at the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

ENS makes submissions to the Human Rights Council both independently and in collaboration with our members and partners. These submissions were made…
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Tainted trust - Despite the introduction of a statelessness determination procedure, stateless persons in Bulgaria still face arbitrary detention

The shocking treatment of one of our clients - Dr Sager Al-Anezi - highlights the importance of new analysis published this week as part of the #…
/ Dr. Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
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ENS Statement to Bulgaria’s Presidency of the European Union on Addressing Statelessness in Europe

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS), a civil society alliance with over 120 members in 40 countries, calls on the incoming Bulgarian…
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Bulgaria introduces a statelessness determination procedure into national law

On 2 December 2016 the Bulgarian parliament at a final second reading adopted the introduction of a statelessness determination procedure into…