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Open letter to EU Commissioner for Home Affairs calling for action to ensure access to temporary protection for stateless people fleeing the war in Ukraine

Dear Commissioner Johansson, I write to request a meeting, on behalf of the European Network on Statelessness and our over 170 civil society members…
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Update on access to protection for stateless refugees from Ukraine

This second advocacy briefing in our series on statelessness and the Ukraine crisis provides updated information and recommendations on access to…
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Assisting stateless people trapped in Ukraine: report from the ground

The staff of R2P’s statelessness project have spent the last few weeks trying to reach their approximately 700 beneficiaries to assess their…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur and Oleksandra Aivazian, R2P Project on Legal Assistance to Stateless Population
Ukrainian refugees crossing the border into Poland. Photo: Mirek Pruchnicki; Creative Commons Editorial

Amidst the unspeakable awfulness of the conflict in Ukraine we should not forget the particular protection needs of stateless people

As the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine nears two million, we and our members on the ground have been mobilising to try to get a handle on the…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Stateless people and people at risk of statelessness forcibly displaced from Ukraine

The last census in Ukraine recorded 82,550 stateless people, and UNHCR estimated there to be at least 35,000 stateless and people with ‚Äėundetermined‚Ķ
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Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people

Ukraine is on the verge of a decisive step that will bring the State closer to solving the problem of statelessness, by establishing in law a…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur - Legal Analyst, Right to Protection & Oleksandr Snitko - Project Manager, Desyate Kvitnya (The Tenth Of April)
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Invisible to the state during the COVID-19 pandemic: stateless people in Ukraine

As soon as COVID-19 was recognized as a pandemic on 12 March 2020, the Ukrainian Government introduced a quarantine throughout the country. This…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur, Legal Analyst at Right to Protection
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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 ‚ÄúThe Right to Protection‚ÄĚ
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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 ‚ÄúThe Right to Protection‚ÄĚ
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New #RomaBelong research documents the effects of statelessness on Roma living in Ukraine and sets recommendation on how to tackle it

Even though Ukraine was among the first post-Soviet countries to adopt its own legislation on citizenship, the issue of statelessness continues to…
/ Mykhailo Sorochyshyn, The Tenth of April
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#RomaBelong - Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of Roma in Ukraine

Produced by the¬†by the civic organisation ‚ÄúDesyate Kvitnya‚ÄĚ (10th April),¬†European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the European Network on Statelessness (‚Ķ
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Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues ‚Äď 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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