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The Roma Belong Project: Supporting Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo

Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo are disproportionately affected by the risk of statelessness and its associated impact on accessing…
/ Avni Mustafa, Roma Versitas Kosovo
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and statelessness on Roma women and girls

In November 2021, the 8th International Roma Women’s Conference took place in a hybrid format, organised by the Council of Europe’s Roma and…
/ Valerie Poppe, Roma and Travellers Team, Council of Europe
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Citizenship stripping as alternative border control: Syrian counter-perspectives

This blog was first published by Routed Magazine in May 2021. We are re-posting it now to highlight the issues raised.
/ Thomas McGee, PhD researcher in the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at University of Melbourne’s Law School, Australia
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Joint submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Netherlands

Joint submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Netherlands
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No Papers, No Prospects? Mapping Statelessness In the 21st Century

What causes statelessness? How can stateless people be protected? And can statelessness be eradicated?
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Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Following a decade of restrictive measures on migration and nationality matters, in late 2013 the Constitutional Tribunal in Santo Domingo issued a…
/ Bridget Wooding - Director, Observatory Caribbean Migrants, Dominican Republic
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North Macedonia takes important first step towards ending statelessness

On 3 January North Macedonia officially acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, joining 74 other countries which have…
/ Jonathan Lee, European Roma Rights Centre
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Submission to inform the European Commission 2020 Enlargement Package:progress towards addressing statelessness in Enlargement countries

Our written submission on progress towards addressing statelessness in EU Enlargement countries to inform the European Commission's (DG NEAR) 2020…
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Join the feminist revolution in work to address statelessness

When black feminist theory was referenced on the podium at the closing plenary of the World Conference on Statelessness in the Hague last month, a…
/ Nina Murray, ENS Head of Policy and Research
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Joint alternative report on Serbia to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Alternative report on Serbia prepared by Praxis, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, the European Network on Statelessness and the European…
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Submission to the Special Rapporteur’s upcoming Thematic report on racial and ethnic based discrimination through nationality and citizenship exclusion

ENS in partnership with the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) made a joint submission –…
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Roma in Serbia still denied birth certificates – ENS members take legal action to challenge register offices’ unlimited power

The purist in me imagines bureaucrats running around maternity wards, struggling to catch all the details (“Name? Mother’s name? Sorry, can you…
/ Adam Weiss – European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)