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Collaboration between academics and non-profits can help protect citizenship rights

Building bridges between academia and non-profit organisations through partnerships is a critical tool to protect the ‘right to have rights’. These…
/ Dr Rachel Pougnet, Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol
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Barriers to citizenship facing stateless children born in the UK

Stateless children born in the UK have a right to register as British citizens after living here for a continuous period of five years. But various…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
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South African courts confirm the right to nationality of a stateless child - 20 year old legal principle protecting stateless children is finally implemented

On 6 September 2016 a 4 year court battle of a stateless child to access South African citizenship came to an end. Even though South African law…
/ Liesl Muller, Head of the Statelessness Project at Lawyers for Human Rights
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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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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
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Fighting for children’s right to nationality in Europe

“When is it in the best interests of the child to be stateless? Never!” With these 14 words, Renate Winter, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Launch of ENS Campaign - None of Europe’s children should be stateless

He has your infectious smile and your partners bright, warm eyes. He shares your jovial nature and your partner’s ease in connecting with people and…
/ Laura van Waas, Campaign Consultant and member of the ENS Advisory Committee
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Statelessness among children in Latvia: current situation, challenges and possible solutions

Although about 96% of all permanently residing children in Latvia are Latvian citizens, the statelessness among non-citizens’ children has attracted…
/ Svetlana Djackova, Latvian Centre for Human Rights
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Abandoned by parents, neglected by the State

„...I just want to get an ID card, like other citizens, and then register the birth of my children. My greatest wish is that my children go to…
/ Marija Drazovic, Legal Advisor, Praxis
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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
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Legally Invisible, Fighting for Health Care

Vela does not officially exist. Although she has lived in Macedonia all her life, neither she nor her four children have access to health services.…
/ Tamar Ezer is a Senior Program Officer in the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program