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
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration Blog

FRA-ECtHR updated Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration: Helping to implement fundamental rights safeguards

European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration is developing fast. The European Convention on Human Rights and European Union (EU) law both…
/ Andreina De Leo, Early Stage Researcher, Maastricht University Faculty of Law; former trainee at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
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
Syria's Palestinians Blog

‘Syria’s Palestinians: A new Nakba’

Palestinian refugees from Syria are among those most impacted by the country’s brutal 10-year conflict. A new report documents the secondary forced…
/ Tom Rollins, Independent researcher working on Syria and displacement
Behind walls Blog

Navigating intersecting statelessness: Syrian Kurds in Europe

This blog examines the experiences of stateless Syrian Kurds in Europe by looking at how they’ve navigated asylum bureaucracies and their specific…
/ Thomas McGee (PhD researcher at Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, University of Melbourne Law School) and Haqqi Bahram (PhD researcher at REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University)
Map of the Berm wall Blog

Political limbo and statelessness in Africa’s last colony

The Saharawi people have been stateless for over 40 years since Western Sahara was occupied by Morocco in 1975. Danielle Smith, Founding Director of…
/ Danielle Smith - Founding Director, Sandblast Arts and Dr. Violeta Ruano
Participants during Conference opening of the Global Compact Migration Blog

When people who haven’t moved are called ‘migrants’: Considerations for implementing Objective 4 of the Global Compact for Migration

In a 2018 ENS policy brief, Tendayi Bloom presented the relevance of the Global Compact for Migration to actors working in the area of statelessness…
/ Dr Tendayi Bloom - Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham
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Can a Palestinian refugee enjoy the status of a stateless person? A French perspective

This article solely reflects the personal opinion of the author and does not express the views of the Court of Justice, neither the views of other…
/ Giulia Bittoni, Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice of the European Union
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Statelessness among Syria’s displaced: Still unidentified

A longer version of this blogpost was published in the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration in January 2020
/ Zahra Albarazi, independent human rights lawyer & activist and Thomas McGee, PhD Researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
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Birthright citizenship and children born in a conflict zone

As of 1 February 2020, an amendment to the Danish citizenship act means that a child born to a Danish parent who has unlawfully entered or stays in a…
/ Eva Ersbøll – Lawyer and Senior Researcher, ENS Associate Member
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Ahead of next week’s UN global meeting in Geneva: Why Europe must redouble its efforts to tackle statelessness

On Monday, governments and regional institutions from across the globe will gather in Geneva for UNHCR’s High-Level Segment on Statelessness (HLS)…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on 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