Court of Justice of the European Union Blog

Protecting the right to a nationality for children of same-sex couples in the EU – A key issue before the CJEU in V.M.A. v Stolichna Obsthina (C-490/20)

The enjoyment of LGBTIQ* rights varies across Europe. As a result, children of same-sex couples can face problems with recognition of civil status,…
/ Patrícia Cabral – Legal Policy Officer, European Network on Statelessness
Children's toys Blog

A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
Infant with rubber ducks Editorial

A new EU child rights strategy: Galvanising action to end childhood statelessness

Over 2020, the European Commission has been laying the groundwork for a new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child for 2021-24, to provide a…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
Saskia Bricmont MEP Interviews

ENS Interview - Saskia Bricmont MEP

Saskia Bricmont is a Greens/EFA Member of the European Parliament. She was elected in 2019 and is a member of the influential Civil Liberties,…
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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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Public consultation on child rights Publications

EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2021-24): ENS position paper

The European Commission is developing a new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2021-24), to provide a framework for EU action on children’s…
/ Position paper
Dominican Constitutional Court in virtual hearing Blog

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
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
UK CRC sumbmission Publications

Joint Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the 88th Pre-Sessional Working Group - United Kingdom

This submission to the 88th Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the right of every child to acquire and…
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Photo: Drawing of a child detained in Al-Roj camp in Syria. Blog

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity…really? Why France’s forsaken “children of ISIS”* may grow up to view the French Republic’s values differently.

There are currently an estimated 300 French children stranded in various displacement camps in Northeastern Syria. Deprivation of nationality of one…
/ Philomene Franssen, MA Candidate at the University Of London and Independent Consultant
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Denmark

This submission to the 38th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regarding the right of every child to acquire a nationality and human rights challenges…
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British passport Blog

Understanding and addressing childhood statelessness in the UK: Introducing our new project

With a few notable exceptions, statelessness has so far received limited attention among child rights and migration advocates in the UK, yet figures…
/ Jessie Seal, Senior Child Rights Coordinator (UK), European Network on Statelessness