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Expert opinion: How the Netherlands, France and the UK are leaving children stranded at risk of statelessness in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of children associated with alleged ‘foreign fighters’ have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State…
/ Professor René DeGroot (Professor emeritus, Maastricht University), Philomène Franssen (Independent consultant), Alison Harvey (Barrister at No5 Chambers) and Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol)
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Shamima Begum Supreme Court judgment: What are the implications for statelessness cases?

Last week, the UK Supreme Court ruled in the case of Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department, in favour of the Secretary of State and…
/ Alison Harvey, No5 Chambers and ENS Individual Member
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The appalling mistreatment of a stateless human rights activist, barriers to British citizenship, and the power to bring change

Persecution and statelessness inflicted by the Bahraini Government Sayed Alwadaei is a soft-spoken but determined man from Bahrain. There is…
/ Cynthia Orchard Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator, Asylum Aid / Migrants Resource Centre
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The normalisation of exceptional powers: deprivation of nationality in France and in the UK

It is now widely accepted that the post 9/11 context prompted a dilution of the rights attached to citizenship.
/ Rachel Pougnet, PhD candidate at University of Bristol
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Problems Faced by the Bidoons in the UK

The word ‘Bidoon’ refers to a diverse group of people in Kuwait who at the time of the country's move to independence were not given nationality.…
/ Nasser Al-Anezy, Chair and director of the Kuwaiti Community Association & Katia Bianchini, Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity
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Citizenship deprivation: How Britain took the lead on dismantling citizenship

“...although we may ... sometimes persecute people because they are foreign, the deeper truth is that we almost always make foreign those whom we…
/ Bobbie Mills, Writer and researcher in Migration and Politics
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Who are you? - Fraud, impersonation and loss of nationality without procedural protection

The UK divides persons who acquire British citizenship by fraud into two classes when seeking to secure their loss of such citizenship. Where the…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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UK House of Lords defeats Government on deprivation of citizenship leading to statelessness

On 19 November 2013 Amal de Chickera responded on this blog to the UK Home Secretary’s announcement that she would invite parliament to change UK…
/ Alison Harvey, Legal Director, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
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Theresa May but the UK shall not

Theresa May recently announced that she would seek to change UK law so that British terror suspects can be deprived of their citizenship even if it…
/ Amal de Chickera
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UK Supreme Court Delivers Victory Against Statelessness in Al-Jedda Case

Earlier this year, Laura Bingham contributed a blog for ENS on the much talked-about Al-Jedda case, in which the UK Supreme Court was asked to decide…
/ Simon Cox, Open Society Justice Initiative
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UK Supreme Court Confronts Statelessness in Al-Jedda Case

On Thursday, June 27, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will hear arguments arising from an attempt to denationalize a man suspected of…
/ Laura Bingham is a legal officer working in the equality and citizenship issue area of the Open Society Justice Initiative
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Poor Judgement, Bad Judgment

I was preparing to write a blog entry on the upcoming UNHCR NGO Consultations – on the importance of NGOs working on statelessness strengthening…
/ Amal de Chickera