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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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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Bulgaria

This submission to the 36th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in Bulgaria was submitted by the Institute on Statelessness…
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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…
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Improving identification and protection of stateless people in Bulgaria

ENS Advisory Committee member, Cynthia Orchard (Legal Policy Officer at Asylum Aid), delivered a presentation on ‘Establishing Statelessness…
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Counting down the days in detention: New ENS report on the situation of stateless persons in Bulgaria

On 22 November Foundation for Access to Rights and the the European Network on Statelessness published the report “Protecting Stateless Persons from…
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Counting down the days in detention: the situation of stateless persons in Bulgaria

Tarek, a stateless person originating from Afghanistan, is counting down the days till 27 November. It's when he will have spent 18 months in…
/ Dr. Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Bulgaria Publications

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Bulgaria

ENS report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Bulgaria”, shows how individuals, despite their cooperation with authorities,…
/ Country report
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Bulgaria is introducing a statelessness determination procedure. Or is it?

On the surface, yes, Bulgaria is for the first time introducing a statelessness determination procedure in its national legislation. But scratch a…
/ Dr. Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR