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Interview with Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar: Why addressing statelessness matters to the European Parliament

Following his address at our Stateless Journeys campaign launch, we caught up with the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil…
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Celebrating progress in the protection of rainbow families, but more needs to be done

Since the day they were born, baby Sara and baby Sofia have been waiting to receive an identity document or a passport and are at risk of…
/ Arpi Avetisyan, ILGA Europe & PatrĂ­cia Cabral, ENS
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Seeking a place to belong: addressing statelessness among refugee children in Europe

As part of our Stateless Journeys project, ENS has been working with our members in five European countries to address cases of statelessness among…
/ PatrĂ­cia Cabral, Legal Policy Coordinator, ENS and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research, ENS
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Addressing the Risks of Statelessness Among Children in Migration In Europe

This report presents the findings of action research by ENS members in five European countries on the risks of statelessness facing children and…
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Landmark judgment from Spain: court grants Spanish nationality to a stateless child born en route (a case of “invisible children”)

In 2021, a Spanish court has remarkably recognised as a Spanish national a child who lacked a birth certificate as she was born in transit in Morocco…
/ José Alberto Navarro (lawyer) and Laura Lozano (alumnus) of Uría Menéndez and Fundación Profesor Uría, and Cristina Manzanedo (Programa Ödos)
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Stateless people at the border: the scenario in Spain

La versión en español de este blog está disponible aquí.  In terms of support offered to stateless people, in many respects Spain has some of Europe…
/ JesĂşs Tolmo GarcĂ­a, Visiting Researcher at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) & PhD Candidate
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Apátridas en la frontera, el caso español

En materia de apoyo ofrecido a las personas apátridas, España, en bastantes aspectos, cuenta con algunos ejemplos de buenas prácticas. Sin embargo,…
/ JesĂşs Tolmo GarcĂ­a, Investigador visitante en el Instituto de Apatridia e InclusiĂłn (ISI), doctorando en derecho internacional
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Country information for stateless people fleeing Ukraine

This series of briefings provides country-specific information for stateless people and those at risk of statelessness fleeing Ukraine.
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From colonial subjects to stateless refugees

The exact number of people who were forcibly displaced in the 1970s to the Tindouf refugee camps set up by the Algerian state is unknown, but…
/ Aminetou Errer Bouzeid, LEFRIG Project Coordinator and Social Worker
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Political limbo and statelessness in Africa’s last colony

The Saharawi people have been stateless for over 40 years since Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco in 1975. Danielle Smith, Founding Director of…
/ Danielle Smith - Founding Director, Sandblast Arts and Dr. Violeta Ruano
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Protecting the right to a nationality for children of same-sex couples in the EU – A key issue before the CJEU in V.M.A. v Stolichna Obsthina (C-490/20)

The enjoyment of LGBTIQ* rights varies across Europe. As a result, children of same-sex couples can face problems with recognition of civil status,…
/ Patrícia Cabral – Legal Policy Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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Waiting for a nationality - Stateless in Spain

Meimuna, a young Sahrawi woman, had to wait three years before she was granted recognition as a stateless person. Whilst Spain’s law on asylum…