Home Office consultation Blog

UK Home Office should seek to remove barriers faced by stateless children born in the UK rather than making it more difficult for them to acquire British citizenship

Following an online consultation on its "New Plan for Immigration", the UK Government needs to ensure that any proposed amendment to the…
/ Cynthia Orchard, ENS Individual member and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research at the European Network on Statelessness
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Hungary

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Hungary, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Ireland

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Ireland, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
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List of speakers at ENS' webinar "Annual state of play assessment on statelessness in Europe" Videos

WEBINAR: Annual state of play assessment on statelessness in Europe

This webinar was timed to correspond with the publication of our annual StatelessnessINDEX state of play assessment and discuss key trends with…
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A presentation of the StatelessnessINDEX Editorial

Three years on, ENS #StatelessnessINDEX points to slow and fragile progress towards ending statelessness in Europe

Today we are launching the annual update of our Statelessness Index, which now assesses and compares 27 European countries, examining how they…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, 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)
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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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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
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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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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How far do citizenship laws in European Union Member States safeguard the children born there from statelessness?

Most European Union Member States participate in the international conventions concerning statelessness of 1954 and 1961, and have certain laws that…
/ Merve Erdilmen (Doctoral Student, Department of Political Science, McGill University) and Iseult Honohan (Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin)