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Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons?

Malta finally acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons on 11 December 2019 after numerous calls from civil society…
/ Jo Venkov - Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Bringing Malta closer to the 1954 Statelessness Convention

The first interaction aditus foundation had with the issue of statelessness in Malta was through our participation in UNHCR’s 2014 country mapping…
/ Neil Falzon, Director of aditus foundation (Malta)
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 31st Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Malta

This submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in Malta was submitted by aditus, the Institute on Statelessness…
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ENS member aditus foundation says it's time for Malta to ratify the 1954 Convention

The European Association of Former Members of Parliament of the Member States of the Council of Europe hosted a seminar in Malta on 3 November,…
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ENS Statement to Malta’s Presidency of the European Union on Addressing Statelessness in Europe

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS), a civil society alliance with over 100 members in 39 countries, calls on the incoming Malta Presidency…
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Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention in Malta

ENS report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Malta”, is the second in a series of country reports highlighting the gaps and…
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New report confirms the urgency for Malta to revise its detention regime

New report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Malta” published today by ENS and aditus foundation warns that widespread use…
/ Neil Falzon, aditus foundation
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The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness

Who is more Dutch: a child born to Dutch nationals in Australia (child A), or a child born to Australian nationals in the Netherlands (child B)?…
/ Caia Vlieks (Tilburg University) and Katja Swider (University of Amsterdam)
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Why Malta needs to accede to the UN Statelessness Conventions

“If I was granted citizenship now, it would be like having been inside this room for twelve years [referring to a very small and crammed counselling…
/ Sophia Soares, UNHCR
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Statelessness in Malta

On 15th January 2014 UNHCR Malta held a Technical Roundtable meeting in order to present and discuss a study it prepared on the current situation of…
/ Zamwa Mastaw, aditus foundation Malta