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
UK Home Office sign Publications

Submission to the UK Government Home Office Consultation on its ‘New Plan for Immigration’

ENS urges the UK Government to ensure that any proposed amendment to the statelessness provision in British Nationality law does not make it more…
/ Submission
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
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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,…
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
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…
/ Submission
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…
/ Submission
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
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Literature review and mapping study: Risks of statelessness among the children of refugees in Europe

Evidence from our work has highlighted barriers to birth registration, as well as gaps in nationality laws and problems with how legal safeguards to…
/ Report
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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)