fguszrt Blog

We need to talk about the problem of citizenship

For the most part, the contemporary world is centred on the assumption that everyone has some form of citizenship. This creates problems for people…
/ Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. Lindsey Kingston, Associate Professor of International Human Rights, Webster University, USA. Heather Steele, Deputy Academic Lead, Forum for Global Challenges
Paisaje Campamentos, Tindouf, Algeria. Blog

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
statfree.world Blog

Stuck in Morocco

How a failed trip to Morocco led to the creation of statefree.world platform, which provides a space for stateless people to share experiences and…
/ Christiana Bukalo, Founder of Statefree e.V.
First Group of Bhutanese Refugees arriving in The Netherlands on resettlement program Blog

Statelessness among resettled Bhutanese refugees in Europe: An unresolved problem

As part of one of the largest refugee resettlement programmes of its kind, over 2,000 refugees from Bhutan have been resettled to Europe since 2007.…
/ Ram Karki, former President of the Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands, Coordinator of Bhutan Watch and Head of the Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan
Atlas of the Stateless Blog

Europe: Not yet a model for the world

The Old Continent – and the European Union in particular – likes to see itself as a model of democracy and human rights. But it is home to a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
On stateless activism and true engagement Blog

On stateless activism and true engagement

What opportunities are there for true engagement with those directly affected by statelessness in advocacy and research? Embracing stateless…
/ Haqqi Bahram, PHD Candidate at Linköping University, Sweden
United stateless Blog

A Stateless Person’s Take on ‘Stateless’

The Netflix series 'Stateless' caught my attention as well as that of my friends and colleagues months prior to its official release. How could it…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
Blog

It is not just paperwork; it is human work. Recognising and supporting the role of grassroots organisations in the fight to end statelessness

Stateless Roma, or Roma at risk of statelessness, face a number of particular challenges in daily life. These include barriers in accessing the legal…
/ Michelle Mila van Burik Bihari, MA. Advocacy Coordinator Roma Utrecht & Roma Advocacy Network Netherlands
Blog

The only way to overcome COVID-19 is to work together: Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response

A few weeks ago, a group of 20 stateless activists and community representatives from different countries in Europe came together with ENS’ support,…
/ Remzi Medik, President, Bairska Svetlina – Centre for Development of Roma Community, North Macedonia
Blog

I am not alone: the United Stateless of America

For the past twenty years — my entire life — my parents and I have struggled to prove my nationality. It felt to me as if they had trouble proving…
/ Daiana Lilo, United Stateless Member
Working with stateless people in the Netherlands Blog

Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
Blog

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