Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people Blog

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 “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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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 – 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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They do exist: mapping statelessness in two pilot regions in Ukraine

Ukraine is most likely a host country to one of the largest populations of stateless people in Europe. Most likely, because nobody knows the exact…
/ Ostap Tymchiy, Migration expert at The Right to Protection (in partnership with HIAS)
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The situation of stateless persons in Ukraine: is there light at the end of the tunnel?

“I am not a criminal. I am an educated person, I must have more rights. This detention looks like criminal detention but I am not a criminal”.
/ Ostap Tymchiy, Advocate, Expert on migration at The Right to Protection in partnership with HIAS
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Statelessness in Ukraine

HIAS works worldwide to protect refugees whose lives are in danger for being who they are. In 14 countries across five continents, we ensure that…
/ Kateryna Moroz, Lawyer at HIAS Kyiv, and Kim Harper, Development Officer