Civil Rights Movement Editorial

Using the law to end statelessness

Courts are often perceived as complex and distant institutions that are inaccessible and slow to make decisions. While this is not untrue, the courts…
/ Patricia Cabral, Legal Policy Coordinator, European Network on Statelessness
Mother and child walking Blog

Mutual recognition of parenthood across the EU could prevent statelessness

In December 2022, the European Commission proposed a regulation to harmonise at EU level the rules of private international law relating to…
/ Belinda Dear, Senior Advocacy Officer, ILGA-Europe
Serbian Flag Publications

Submission to the ECtHR on Ramadani v. Serbia

In partnership with The AIRE Centre, ENS has filed a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Ramadani v.…
ENS joins 22 child rights organisations calling on European election candidates to champion children’s rights and #VoteforChildren News

ENS joins 22 child rights organisations calling on European election candidates to champion children’s rights and #VoteforChildren

A coalition of 23 organisations working on child rights in the EU through the Child Rights Action Group has launched a manifesto  urging candidates…
Country flags for all StatelessnessINDEX countries Editorial

Are we on the right track to address statelessness in Europe?

This time last year, I was reflecting on how governments across Europe are failing to take sufficient action to break the cycle of statelessness in…
Georgia and TĂĽrkiye images News

Launch of two new statelessnessINDEX countries - Georgia and TĂĽrkiye

Today, we are launching new country profiles on Georgia and TĂĽrkiye. This brings the total number of StatelessnessINDEX countries to 32.
A family is standing by the side of the road, about to enter a European country Blog

Birth Registration as Bordering Practice in Fortress Europe

European countries are reporting nearly universal birth registration coverage, with rates between 99 and 100%. These figures make it appear as if non…
/ By Allison J. Petrozziello, PhD Wilfrid Laurier University, International Migration Research Centre (Canada)
Belgian flag with a blue sky in the background Publications

Briefing on the right to a nationality of children born to Palestinian parents in Belgium

In response to recent reports that the Belgian Immigration Office has incentivised municipalities to withdraw the Belgian nationality of children…
/ Briefing
Meeting with European Parliament News

EU Parliament calls for strategy and action plan on statelessness

European Parliament report prioritises our recommendations in its annual report on fundamental rights, calling for a comprehensive strategy on…
ECHR Blog

Surrogacy Arrangements: Can Article 8 of the ECHR Combat Child Statelessness?

On 31 August 2023, in the case of C. v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a judgment concerning a four-year-old child born…
/ Giulia Bittoni, Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice of the European Union
Child holding hand with Guardian Blog

In search of a legal bond: Turkish Cypriot children of mixed marriages in Cyprus

An estimated 10,000 children of mixed marriages between Turkish Cypriots and Turkish nationals (or nationals of another country) are facing…
/ Nicoletta Charalambidou, Human Rights Lawyer
panel Videos

WEBINAR: Children’s right to a nationality and birth registration

This webinar aims to build practical awareness of how to recognise risks of statelessness and ensure that refugee children are protected and have…
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