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European Network on Statelessness submission to inform the European Commission 2021 Enlargement Package

ENS' submission to inform the European Commission's 2021 Enlargement Package focuses on progress towards addressing statelessness in Enlargement…
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Submission to inform the European Commission 2020 Enlargement Package:progress towards addressing statelessness in Enlargement countries

Our written submission on progress towards addressing statelessness in EU Enlargement countries to inform the European Commission's (DG NEAR) 2020…
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Joint alternative report on Serbia to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Alternative report on Serbia prepared by Praxis, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, the European Network on Statelessness and the European…
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Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues – Statelessness: A Minorities Issue

This joint submission to the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the European Network on Statelessness (…
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#RomaBelong – Tackling Roma statelessness in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

“I feel bad because I am from here but they are not giving me citizenship. I feel I don’t belong here. God forbid if I die, they will not bury me…
/ Nina Murray, European Network on Statelessness
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Roma Belong – Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

Produced by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI…
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Roma in Serbia still denied birth certificates – ENS members take legal action to challenge register offices’ unlimited power

The purist in me imagines bureaucrats running around maternity wards, struggling to catch all the details (“Name? Mother’s name? Sorry, can you…
/ Adam Weiss – European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
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The case of Zoja - I am no longer legally invisible, but I remain invisible in the eyes of the state where I was born and where I have lived for 34 years

There is no doubt that the procedure for determining the time and place of birth established by the Law on Amendments to the Law on Non-Contentious…
/ MARIJA DRAZOVIC, LEGAL ADVISOR, PRAXIS
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Legally Invisible in Serbia

Just outside the front door of their shack in an informal Roma settlement in central Belgrade, Serbia, 15-year-old Deni and his six brothers and…
/ GREG CONSTANTINE, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
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CESCR’s recommendation – Serbia to ensure effective access to personal documents for Roma and displaced persons, and in the meantime to facilitate their access to economic, social and cultural rights

In May 2014, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the Second Periodic Report of Serbia on the measures applied and…
/ Ivana Stankovic, Programme Coordinator, Praxis
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The case of Valjbona and her children - lack of birth registration leaves many Roma children in a situation of undetermined nationality for an extended period of time

“Once I acquire nationality, my children will finally be able to go to the doctor’s when necessary and I will not have to pay for medicines. Nearby…
/ Ivanka Kostic, Executive Director, Praxis
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Abandoned by parents, neglected by the State

„...I just want to get an ID card, like other citizens, and then register the birth of my children. My greatest wish is that my children go to…
/ Marija Drazovic, Legal Advisor, Praxis