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A missed opportunity to address childhood statelessness in Poland

One of the most devastating characteristics of statelessness is that it affects millions of children across the globe. In countries like Poland,…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Legal Aid Center - Halina Niec
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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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Webinar: Birth registration and the prevention of statelessness in Europe Videos

Webinar: Birth registration and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

Organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights, this webinar…
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Even where countries in Europe recognise marriage equality, children born to same-sex families remain at risk of statelessness

Every year the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ*) are still not…
/ Björn Sieverding, Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), Vice President
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Birth registration and statelessness

Most, but not all of us, have had our births registered. The lack of birth registration is not the same as statelessness, yet it heightens the risk…
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Roma in Serbia still denied birth certificates – ENS members take legal action to challenge register offices’ unlimited power

The purist in me imagines bureaucrats running around maternity wards, struggling to catch all the details (“Name? Mother’s name? Sorry, can you…
/ Adam Weiss – European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
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My mission impossible: Describing statelessness in Macedonia in 1.113 words

I know that Ethan Hunt`s troubles to solve the issues of its spy agency in the five series of Mission Impossible are not to be compared with my…
/ Martina Smilevska, Macedonian Young Lawyers Association
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Strategically Litigating Childhood Statelessness

We would not be fighting childhood statelessness if it were not, at least in part, for States’ stubbornness.  This entry is based on the assumption…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
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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 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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The case of Zoja - I am no longer legally invisible, but I remain invisible in the eyes of the state where I was born and where I have lived for 34 years

There is no doubt that the procedure for determining the time and place of birth established by the Law on Amendments to the Law on Non-Contentious…
/ MARIJA DRAZOVIC, LEGAL ADVISOR, PRAXIS