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A missed opportunity to address childhood statelessness in Poland

One of the most devastating characteristics of statelessness is that it affects millions of children across the globe. In countries like Poland,…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Legal Aid Center - Halina Niec
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Even where countries in Europe recognise marriage equality, children born to same-sex families remain at risk of statelessness

Every year the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ*) are still not…
/ Björn Sieverding, Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), Vice President
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The silent truth about stateless people in Poland

In Poland, statelessness is a small problem. So small in fact, that it's easy to ignore. Government sources provide diverging statistics on the…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center
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Chasing shadows: making statelessness visible in Poland

Ever since its foundation in 2002, the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center (HNLAC) has been providing free legal assistance to refugees and asylum seekers…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center
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#StatelessKids in Poland – Giving stateless children a voice

Dear Mr President,There are many stateless people living in Poland. They have no chance of a normal life, they cannot access higher education or even…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center
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Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention in Poland

ENS report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in poland”, is the third in a series of country reports highlighting the gaps and…
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Ending Childhood Statelessness: A Study on Poland

This report presents the problem of child statelessness in Poland and analyses its current scope and causes. The paper shows clearly that Poland is…
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“What do you mean by stateless?” – Arbitrary detention of stateless persons in Poland

In Poland statelessness doesn’t exist. Or so it would seem, for there are almost no official records of stateless persons. Those who are stateless…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Legal Aid Centre The Haliny Nieć
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Teaching children about statelessness

I take a deep breath and walk into the noisy classroom. My friend, another lawyer from the Halina Niec Legal Aid Centre (HNLAC) follows suit, her…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center
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A welcome first step towards tackling statelessness in Poland

This year Poland celebrates 25 years of freedom, an anniversary marked by the country’s first democratic vote, the end of communist regime and…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Centre
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Statelessness in Poland – Making the invisible visible?

The Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center (HNLAC), established in 2002 aims at promoting human rights by providing legal aid to those at risk of social…
/ Anna Strama, Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center