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Russia’s Constitutional Court delivers questionable ruling on nationality stripping

Last month, Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled that there is no lack of clarity in legal provisions that make it possible to strip a person of their…
/ Olga Abramenko, Expert at ADC Memorial
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Russia’s Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches

In Russia, tens of thousands of stateless people are at risk of spending years in detention, but legal change is on the way. 
/ Stephania Kulaeva - Executive Director, ADC Memorial
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Ukraine’s most vulnerable children deserve a passport too

Children born in the occupied territories of Ukraine face a real risk of statelessness. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, only 43…
/ Anna Babko, Legal analyst at the CF “The Right to Protection”
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Setting a blueprint for overcoming statelessness in Russia and Ukraine

Almost three decades have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the subsequent proclamation of independence by the Russian Federation…
/ Anna Babko, Legal analyst at the CF “The Right to Protection”
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Russian Federation accepts UPR recommendations on statelessness

Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial (ADC Memorial), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS…
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Alpeyeva and Dzhalagoniya v. Russia: Mass-confiscation of passports violates ECHR Article 8

On 12 June the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared a violation of the right to private life (Article 8) of two individuals who were left…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 30th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Russian Federation

This submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in Russian Federation was submitted by the Institute on…
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ENS Interview: Ending arbitrary detention in Russia - #LockedinLimbo

Ahead of our forthcoming #LockedinLimbo campaign event in Strasbourg on 11 October, ENS talked to Stephania Kulaeva, Director of ADC Memorial, an ENS…
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Victory in the Constitutional Court: #LockedInLimbo and the Pointless Detention of Stateless Persons in Russia

On 23 May 2017, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation issued a decision in the case of Noé Mskhiladze, which mandates strict judicial…
/ Stephania Kulaeva, Director of ADC Memorial
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Kim v Russia – The unlawful detention of stateless persons in immigration proceedings

The recent training on statelessness provided on 24 October 2014 by the European Network on Statelessness and UNHCR in conjunction with Memorial in…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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Innovations in Russian Legislation on Citizenship

Against the backdrop of crazy laws and bills, that have been passed or that are being currently examined by the State Duma of the Russian Federation…
/ Svetlana Gannushkina, Chair of the Civic Assistance Committee and a Member of the Council of the Memorial Human Rights Centre