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Celebrating progress in the protection of rainbow families, but more needs to be done

Since the day they were born, baby Sara and baby Sofia have been waiting to receive an identity document or a passport and are at risk of…
/ Arpi Avetisyan, ILGA Europe & Patrícia Cabral, ENS
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BORN STATELESS - families and lawyers share the impacts of child statelessness in Europe

Families and lawyers share the impacts of child statelessness in Europe.
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Call me by my name - what it means to be stateless

This poem was created by a group of Rohingya youth in Bradford, in partnership with the British Rohingya Association & the European Network on…
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Seeking a place to belong: addressing statelessness among refugee children in Europe

As part of our Stateless Journeys project, ENS has been working with our members in five European countries to address cases of statelessness among…
/ Patrícia Cabral, Legal Policy Coordinator, ENS and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research, ENS
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Addressing the Risks of Statelessness Among Children in Migration In Europe

This report presents the findings of action research by ENS members in five European countries on the risks of statelessness facing children and…
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Children born in the largest refugee camp in the world teach us what being stateless means to them

From being born without a State in the world's largest refugee camp to struggling to gain nationality in diaspora communities, statelessness has…
/ Sirazul Islam, Youth Director of British Rohingya Community UK (BRC)
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Might a ‘victory for human rights’ in the Netherlands benefit stateless children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): possible applications of Zhao v the Netherlands

Can strategic litigation help end childhood statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? And could the outcomes of strategic litigation…
/ Yoana Kuzmova, Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Director at Boston University’s International Human Rights Clinic & Thomas McGee, PhD Researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (both members of the MENA Statelessness Network, Hawiati
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Preventing and solving statelessness in European law

Within the member states of the Council of Europe and the European Union, much remains to be done to address statelessness. While the laws created by…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research & Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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An update on barriers to citizenship facing stateless children in the UK

This blog provides analysis of recent changes affecting children’s rights to be registered as British citizens with particular focus on fees and…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds (The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC)) and Steve Valdez-Symonds (Amnesty UK)
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Landmark judgment from Spain: court grants Spanish nationality to a stateless child born en route (a case of “invisible children”)

In 2021, a Spanish court has remarkably recognised as a Spanish national a child who lacked a birth certificate as she was born in transit in Morocco…
/ José Alberto Navarro (lawyer) and Laura Lozano (alumnus) of Uría Menéndez and Fundación Profesor Uría, and Cristina Manzanedo (Programa Ödos)
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Birth registration of Roma children is becoming more difficult: a case study from Serbia

This piece draws on Praxis’ work providing free legal aid to people at risk of statelessness in Serbia. It details the case of Sara, a Roma child…
/ Milan Radojev, Legal Coordinator, Praxis
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“The endless waiting has destroyed me” – will the Statelessness Bills discussed in the Dutch Parliament this week bring a solution for stateless people in the Netherlands?

Ahead of the 25th May debate in the Dutch parliament on new draft legislation on statelessness, our Dutch members analyse the proposed laws, their…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer at the Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and Marlotte van Dael, Project Coordinator Statelessness at ASKV Refugee Support