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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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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
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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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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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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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Legally Invisible in Serbia

Just outside the front door of their shack in an informal Roma settlement in central Belgrade, Serbia, 15-year-old Deni and his six brothers and…
/ GREG CONSTANTINE, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
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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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Examining the human impact of legal identity documentation – one client at a time

Working on issues like citizenship, equality and inclusion – issues that both inform and are informed by ponderous social constructs like belonging…
/ Laura Bingham, legal officer for the equality/citizenship issue area of the Open Society Justice Initiative