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New joint efforts towards ending statelessness in Sweden

On 10 December, the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe organized a breakfast seminar on statelessness in Sweden, bringing together…
/ Jehna Al-Moushahidi, Founder of the Swedish Organization Against Statelessness
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A State of Less

When you are stateless, you live your whole life in limbo, from the day you were born until the day you die.
/ Lynn Khatib, Social activist
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“When others are walking, I have to run” – Why more needs to be done to address statelessness in Sweden

The Church of Sweden is highly invested in the work of the rights of people on the move, including those who are considered stateless. We meet and…
/ Erik Lysén, Church of Sweden Director of International Affairs and Johanna Wassholm, Church of Sweden Policy Advisor on Middle East
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Statelessness in Sweden and the case of unreturnable Moroccan "street children" left at risk of statelessness

Almost a year has passed since UNHCR published its 2016 report Mapping Statelessness in Sweden, which critiqued Sweden for its lack of an official…
/ Isabelle Rothstein, MSc Global Migration (UCL) & Legal Volunteer (Asylum Aid)
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Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees

In response to the large number of refugees entering Sweden in 2015, the government implemented a temporary asylum policy. Sweden’s Prime Minister,…
/ Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (Malmö University)
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Statelessness in Sweden - changes ahead?

Sweden was one out of only four countries that pledged during the 2011 UNHCR Ministerial Meeting to address statelessness through foreign policy (…
/ Sebastian Kohn