Rami, Tamara and kids, via ASKV. Photo by Catharina Gerritsen Blog

“The endless waiting has destroyed me” – will the Statelessness Bills discussed in the Dutch Parliament this week bring a solution for stateless people in the Netherlands?

Ahead of the 25th May debate in the Dutch parliament on new draft legislation on statelessness, our Dutch members analyse the proposed laws, their…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer at the Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and Marlotte van Dael, Project Coordinator Statelessness at ASKV Refugee Support
Rami, Tamara and kids, via ASKV. Photo by Catharina Gerritsen Blog

“Het eindeloze wachten heeft mij kapot gemaakt” – zullen de wetsvoorstellen staatloosheid ter discussie in Tweede Kamer deze week een oplossing bieden voor staatlozen in Nederland?

In aanloop naar het debat van 25 mei in de Tweede Kamer over nieuwe ontwerpwetgeving betreffende staatloosheid analyseren onze Nederlandse leden de…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion en Marlotte van Dael, Project Coördinator Staatloosheid, ASKV Steunpunt Vluchtelingen
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A multilingual toolkit on statelessness: how to identify, support and refer people at risk of statelessness

Across Europe, low levels of awareness of statelessness are widespread. For NGO workers, civil servants and refugee practitioners, this a lack of…
/ Cécile Queval, Head of European advocacy, Forum Réfugiés
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Transforming Gender Discriminatory Legal Frameworks: Reflecting on Transitional Justice as a Site for Combating Statelessness in Syria

This blog was first published by the University of Melbourne's Critical Statelessness Studies Blog in January 2022. We are re-posting it now to…
/ Roua Al Taweel, PhD researcher at Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute (TJI)
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Vicious circles of Roma statelessness in Serbia – A road map

The Roma community in Serbia continues to endure challenges when it comes to birth registration and citizenship acquisition. The risk of…
/ Ivanka Kostic – Advocacy Consultant on Statelessness, Praxis, Serbia
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Are parents of foundlings really “unknown”? - Avoiding statelessness under international nationality law

In popular understanding around the world, “foundlings” are often imagined as abandoned babies found outside churches. In practice, this limited…
/ Mai Kaneko-Iwase, PhD (Law), Researcher, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands*
International Roma Women's Conference Blog

Spotlighting Romani women’s activism and role in addressing statelessness in Europe

This blog is part of a collaboration between the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and Romani women activists. Here, we want to draw attention…
/ Nina Murray, Michelle Van Burik, Sonja Barbul, Ina Majka, Brisilda Taco, Alison Huyghe and Tamara Smith
Levi Meir Clancy Blog

Expert opinion: How the Netherlands, France and the UK are leaving children stranded at risk of statelessness in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of children associated with alleged ‘foreign fighters’ have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State…
/ Professor René DeGroot (Professor emeritus, Maastricht University), Philomène Franssen (Independent consultant), Alison Harvey (Barrister at No5 Chambers) and Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol)
 LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy and the legal identity of unsanctioned babies Blog

The Statelessness Case Law Database: LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy and the legal identity of unsanctioned babies

The new ENS Statelessness Case Law Database offers a lens through which we can observe how European laws deal with the reality of statelessness. In…
/ Katja Swider ENS Member, Assistant Professor of Migration Law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Collaboration between academics and non-profits can help protect citizenship rights Blog

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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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
Home Office consultation Blog

UK Home Office should seek to remove barriers faced by stateless children born in the UK rather than making it more difficult for them to acquire British citizenship

Following an online consultation on its "New Plan for Immigration", the UK Government needs to ensure that any proposed amendment to the…
/ Cynthia Orchard, ENS Individual member and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research at the European Network on Statelessness