#StatelessKids in Poland – Giving stateless children a voice

Dear Mr President,There are many stateless people living in Poland. They have no chance of a normal life, they cannot access higher education or even…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center

#StatelessKids in Slovenia – The Peace Institute and ENS Youth Ambassadors show innovation is key when speaking about statelessness to new audiences

As part of a push to end childhood statelessness in Europe, ENS organised a region-wide campaign #StatelessKids to raise awareness and promote…
/ Katarina Vučko (Peace Institute Slovenia); Sara Horvat, Nina Markovič, Sara Bagari (ENS Youth Ambassadors)

Working together to end childhood statelessness in Europe

Should Europe be doing more to tackle childhood statelessness? Absolutely. To discuss how to push the issue further up the agenda and to find new…
/ Jean Lambert MEP and Manlio Di Stefano PACE Member

Important victory for stateless children born in Norway

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security has issued a new instruction to the immigration authorities to align their practice with Norway…
/ Marek Linha, Adviser at the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)

Making the case for the role of young people and civil society in ending statelessness – ENS at the second anniversary of the #iBelong campaign

“How lucky I was that the only obstacle in fulfilling my potential was myself. Whatever I did and wherever I went I did not have to prove who I am,…
/ Ivan Kochovski - ENS Youth Ambassador

Invisible kids: Localising children’s right to a nationality

When we assess progress towards the goal of ending childhood statelessness, we often do so by dividing the world into nation-States. The…
/ Jason Tucker, Researcher and ENS Associate Member

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

Young ambassadors from across Europe take on the challenge of tackling childhood statelessness

35 young people, 3 days, a host of statelessness experts and all set against a backdrop of Belgian waffles and some exceptional sunny weather –…
/ Deirdre Brennan, ENS Youth Ambassador for UK and Ireland

A new toolkit for protecting the right of every child to a nationality

196 states have signed on to the international obligations contained in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). That’s as good as it gets…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

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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The boy

The boy does not know his place.He does not know he is different. Inferior.He thinks he is equal.He thinks he can dream. We can’t really blame the…
/ Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

Norwegian Government condemns stateless children to a state of legal limbo

A new proposal by the Norwegian Government will leave children born stateless in Norway who are habitually resident without a nationality until they…
/ Marek Linha, Adviser at the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)