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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)
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Norwegian Government condemns stateless children to a state of legal limbo

A new proposal by the Norwegian Government will leave children born stateless in Norway who are habitually resident without a nationality until they…
/ Marek Linha, Adviser at the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)
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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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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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Litigating Strategically: Stateless children born in the EU

Does a child born in the EU, who would have been an EU citizen had the Member State of birth complied with its international obligations, but who is…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam and René de Groot, Maastricht University
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Networking for change – Statelessness events in Strasbourg and making a difference?

Perhaps borne from a certain sense of frustration, many of us working on statelessness often feel compelled to emphasise the hidden nature of the…
/ Chris Nash, Coordinator of the European Network on Statelessness
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Nationality Unknown? Promising steps, but still a risk of statelessness at birth in Hungary

Hungary is a state party to all statelessness-related international conventions, and as one of the few states in the world to operate a specific…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Chair of the ENS Steering Committee
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Working towards the eradication of statelessness in South Eastern Europe

Several contributors have reported on this website on statelessness in South Eastern Europe and on initiatives to strengthen civil registration and…
/ Inge Sturkenboom, UNHCR
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Roma statelessness in Italy – field research reveals long-awaited data

The Italian Council for Refugees (CIR), with the support of Open Society Foundations, issued its study summarizing the results of the project “In…
/ Daniela Di Rado, Italian Council for Refugees (CIR)
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Governments should act in the best interest of stateless children

Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, has today published a Human Rights Comment on the statelessness of…
/ Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe
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Taking stock of State pledges to tackle statelessness?

It is now just three months short of a year since UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, hailed a “quantum leap” in global efforts to…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid