Christophe Interviews

Interview with Christophe Poirel, Director of Human Rights at the Council of Europe

Following an important international statelessness conference organised in September by the Council of Europe and the UN Refugee Agency, ENS spoke…
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Are parents of foundlings really ‚Äúunknown‚ÄĚ? - Avoiding statelessness under international nationality law

In popular understanding around the world, ‚Äúfoundlings‚ÄĚ are often imagined as abandoned babies found outside churches. In practice, this limited‚Ķ
/ Mai Kaneko-Iwase, PhD (Law), Researcher, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands*
Levi Meir Clancy Blog

Expert opinion: How the Netherlands, France and the UK are leaving children stranded at risk of statelessness in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of children associated with alleged ‚Äėforeign fighters‚Äô have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State‚Ķ
/ Professor René DeGroot (Professor emeritus, Maastricht University), Philomène Franssen (Independent consultant), Alison Harvey (Barrister at No5 Chambers) and Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol)
 LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy and the legal identity of unsanctioned babies Blog

The Statelessness Case Law Database: LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy and the legal identity of unsanctioned babies

The new ENS Statelessness Case Law Database offers a lens through which we can observe how European laws deal with the reality of statelessness. In…
/ Katja Swider ENS Member, Assistant Professor of Migration Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Collaboration between academics and non-profits can help protect citizenship rights Blog

Collaboration between academics and non-profits can help protect citizenship rights

Building bridges between academia and non-profit organisations through partnerships is a critical tool to protect the ‚Äėright to have rights‚Äô. These‚Ķ
/ Dr Rachel Pougnet, Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol
Thematic Briefing Publications

#StatelessnessINDEX Thematic Briefing: Deprivation of nationality and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

Most people regard their nationality as a secure legal status. However, in the recent past, deprivation of nationality has become increasingly…
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Joint submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ‚Äď Netherlands

Joint submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ‚Äď Netherlands
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council on Moldova

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 40th Session of the Universal Periodic Review regarding Moldova
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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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