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EU strategy on the rights of the child marks an important step towards addressing childhood statelessness

In an important step towards ending childhood statelessness, the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child recognises the impact of statelessness on…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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
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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…
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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…
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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…
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How can the EU prevent childhood statelessness in the new Asylum and Migration Pact? Videos

How can the EU prevent childhood statelessness in the new Asylum & Migration Pact?

Watch Lynn Khatib, a stateless Palestinian refugee living in Sweden, give a compelling intervention to the European Parliament Intergroup on Children…
Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe Videos

Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

A free webinar organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), as part of the Initiative for Children in Migration. This webinar explores…
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The World’s Stateless Children: new report out now

“The Invisible of the Invisible” – this is how the Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, has described the world…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Commissioner for Human Rights on childhood statelessness Videos

Commissioner for Human Rights on childhood statelessness

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks speaks on the urgent need to end childhood statelessness, as part of the European…
#StatelessKids - No child should be stateless Videos

#StatelessKids - No child should be stateless

There is an urgent need for European States to act to prevent children from growing up without a nationality.
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Realising the right of every child to a nationality through the Convention on the Rights of the Child

When talking about how to end childhood statelessness in Europe, we often jump straight to the special standards that are contained in the 1961…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Directory, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion