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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity…really? Why France’s forsaken “children of ISIS”* may grow up to view the French Republic’s values differently.

There are currently an estimated 300 French children stranded in various displacement camps in Northeastern Syria. Deprivation of nationality of one…
/ Philomene Franssen, MA Candidate at the University Of London and Independent Consultant
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Statelessness: A short guide for refugees and asylum seekers

Our Stateless Journeys research shows that there is a lack of information available to stateless refugees and asylum seekers about their rights.…
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Citizenship and the fall of the British Empire: A system of exclusion

After 258 years under British and French colonial rule, Mauritius gained independence in 1968. The new Constitution of Mauritius created different…
/ Rachel Pougnet, Researcher in citizenship and national security
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Can a Palestinian refugee enjoy the status of a stateless person? A French perspective

This article solely reflects the personal opinion of the author and does not express the views of the Court of Justice, neither the views of other…
/ Giulia Bittoni, Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice of the European Union
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Birthright citizenship and children born in a conflict zone

As of 1 February 2020, an amendment to the Danish citizenship act means that a child born to a Danish parent who has unlawfully entered or stays in a…
/ Eva Ersbøll – Lawyer and Senior Researcher, ENS Associate Member
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Mennesson v France and 2019 ECtHR advisory opinion concerning the recognition in domestic law of a legal parent

** This is an edited version of a longer article first published in the Statelessness and Citizenship Review. Thanks to Adam and SCR for their…
/ Adam Weiss, Director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
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#StatelessnessINDEX – a new tool to raise awareness on gaps in French law, policy and practice

Forum réfugiés-Cosi has been working in defense of the right to seek asylum and on reception of asylum seekers and refugees in France since 1982.…
/ Cécile Queval, European Advocacy Officer - Forum réfugiés - Cosi
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The normalisation of exceptional powers: deprivation of nationality in France and in the UK

It is now widely accepted that the post 9/11 context prompted a dilution of the rights attached to citizenship.
/ Rachel Pougnet, PhD candidate at University of Bristol
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Deprivation of nationality in France: first draft of the constitutional act narrowly approved by the National Assembly

A draft constitutional act has been put forward by the French President, François Hollande, only three days after the terrorist attacks in Paris last…
/ Barbara Joannon, Forum Refugies