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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
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#LockedInLimbo – The Netherlands can stop the detention of stateless persons

After being detained for the fifth time, Ivan from the former Soviet Union is out on the streets again. Or was this the sixth time in detention? He…
/ Marlotte van Dael, ASKV Refugee Support and Caia Vlieks, Tilburg University
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Proposal for legislation on statelessness in the Netherlands: A bittersweet victory

Six years of research, reports, publications, consultations, advocacy, negotiations,
/ Katja Swider, PhD researcher (University of Amsterdam) and Caia Vlieks, PhD researcher (Tilburg University)
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Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention in the Netherlands

Evidence shows that detention of stateless people is a worrying trend across Europe. Against this backdrop, the European Network on Statelessness…
/ Karel Hendriks, ASKV
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Change is in the air: An update on efforts to tackle statelessness in the Netherlands

Whoever tells you that writing a doctorate thesis implies wasting four years of your life in the library is probably not researching statelessness…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam