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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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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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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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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
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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