Rami, Tamara and kids, via ASKV. Photo by Catharina Gerritsen Blog

“The endless waiting has destroyed me” – will the Statelessness Bills discussed in the Dutch Parliament this week bring a solution for stateless people in the Netherlands?

Ahead of the 25th May debate in the Dutch parliament on new draft legislation on statelessness, our Dutch members analyse the proposed laws, their…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer at the Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and Marlotte van Dael, Project Coordinator Statelessness at ASKV Refugee Support
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“Het eindeloze wachten heeft mij kapot gemaakt” – zullen de wetsvoorstellen staatloosheid ter discussie in Tweede Kamer deze week een oplossing bieden voor staatlozen in Nederland?

In aanloop naar het debat van 25 mei in de Tweede Kamer over nieuwe ontwerpwetgeving betreffende staatloosheid analyseren onze Nederlandse leden de…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion en Marlotte van Dael, Project Coördinator Staatloosheid, ASKV Steunpunt Vluchtelingen
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Expert opinion: How the Netherlands, France and the UK are leaving children stranded at risk of statelessness in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of children associated with alleged ‘foreign fighters’ have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State…
/ Professor René DeGroot (Professor emeritus, Maastricht University), Philomène Franssen (Independent consultant), Alison Harvey (Barrister at No5 Chambers) and Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol)
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Statelessness among resettled Bhutanese refugees in Europe: An unresolved problem

As part of one of the largest refugee resettlement programmes of its kind, over 2,000 refugees from Bhutan have been resettled to Europe since 2007.…
/ Ram Karki, former President of the Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands, Coordinator of Bhutan Watch and Head of the Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan
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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
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It is not just paperwork; it is human work. Recognising and supporting the role of grassroots organisations in the fight to end statelessness

Stateless Roma, or Roma at risk of statelessness, face a number of particular challenges in daily life. These include barriers in accessing the legal…
/ Michelle Mila van Burik Bihari, MA. Advocacy Coordinator Roma Utrecht & Roma Advocacy Network Netherlands
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The lives of stateless refugees in the Netherlands

Based on the article “Het lot van de staatloze vluchteling: ‘Niemand wil ons hebben’“ published in ‘Het Parool’ on 28 January 2020, written by Joset…
/ Marlotte van Dael, project coordinator & researcher at ASKV Refugee Support
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Dutch municipalities take matters into their own hands while national government fails to provide solution for stateless people in the Netherlands

After years of advocacy efforts by civil society and UNHCR to persuade the Dutch government to improve its protection of stateless people, the…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & Researcher at ASKV Refugee Support) & Rene Rouwette (Executive Director at Kompass)
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How the Dutch immigration office prevented a strategic litigation case from unfolding in a decisive court decision for stateless individuals without legal stay

It all started in 2009. The then 22-year-old Nayif Negim travelled from Qatar, where he was born and raised, to Sweden. He had a valid visa to stay…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & researcher, ASKV Refugee Support)
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The moment of truth for undocumented stateless people in the Netherlands

The legislative proposal published by the Ministry of Justice and Security in September 2016 to introduce a statelessness determination procedure (…
/ Marlotte van Dael, Project Coordinator & Researcher at ASKV Refugee Support
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Citizenship deprivation: differential treatment or discrimination?

After just three months in office, the Netherland’s Minister of Justice, Ferdinand Grapperhaus has already expressed his intention to strip two dual…
/ Sangita Jaghai, PhD Candidate Tilburg Law School
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Mobilising to address statelessness in the Netherlands

It’s Friday night in Amsterdam and I’m on my way home after the UNHCR’s #iBelong campaign event and the spin-off event organised by ASKV Refugee…
/ Marlotte van Dael, ASKV Refugee Support