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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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An Italian Recipe for Reducing Childhood Statelessness

The chefs spend their days cooking at the European Roma Rights Centre Ingredienti
/ Nicole Garbin (Chef de Cuisine) and Adam Weiss (Executive Chef)
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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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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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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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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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Strategically litigating statelessness: ENS’s three-year strategy

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is launching its three-year litigation strategy, based on the belief that part of the fight to end…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
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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