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Civil Society Submission on the right of every child to acquire a nationality under Article 7 CRC - Estonia

This civil society submission by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the European Network on Statelessness highlights problems in the…
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Tackling statelessness in Europe: actions, reflections & new ENS materials

Join un for the launch of new ENS toolkit on Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention accompanied by exhibition of Greg Constantine's…
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Realising the right of every child to a nationality through the Convention on the Rights of the Child

When talking about how to end childhood statelessness in Europe, we often jump straight to the special standards that are contained in the 1961…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Directory, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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A Generation of Syrians Born in Exile Risk a Future of Statelessness

Doctor Nazir’s pregnant wife arrived in Turkey with a one-year old and no documentation. They had fled the unbearable bombardment of their home town…
/ Sarnata Reynolds and Tori Duoos, Refugees International
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The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness

Who is more Dutch: a child born to Dutch nationals in Australia (child A), or a child born to Australian nationals in the Netherlands (child B)?…
/ Caia Vlieks (Tilburg University) and Katja Swider (University of Amsterdam)
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Romania’s stateless children – still unknown, still invisible

When I started working on statelessness in 2009 I was told by more experienced colleagues from civil society organizations, as well as by public…
/ Carolina Marin
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Fighting for children’s right to nationality in Europe

“When is it in the best interests of the child to be stateless? Never!” With these 14 words, Renate Winter, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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The right to a legal identity or the right to a legal ID?

Proposed target 16.9 of the soon-to-be-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reads: Provide legal identity to all, including birth…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Jus Soli: A miraculous solution to prevent statelessness?

Granting nationality at birth to children born on the territory of a country – the “jus soli” principle – is often seen as an effective tool to…
/ Charline Becker, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
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Thoughts on Strategic Litigation: Can EU law prevent and reduce Roma statelessness in Europe?

The Court of Justice famous weighed in several years ago on the relevance of EU law to situations where EU citizens are made stateless (Case C-135/08…
/ ADAM WEISS, LEGAL DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN ROMA RIGHTS CENTRE
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Legally Invisible in Serbia

Just outside the front door of their shack in an informal Roma settlement in central Belgrade, Serbia, 15-year-old Deni and his six brothers and…
/ GREG CONSTANTINE, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER