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#MYCS2017 - The first ever Malaysian Youth Congress on Statelessness

It has only been just over a month since the successful conclusion of the inaugural Malaysian Youth Network on Statelessness 2017 (MYCS 2017) and…
/ Nandakumar NK and Gwendoline Esther Hay, Malaysian Youth Congress on Statelessness Delegates
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Mobilising to address statelessness in the Netherlands

It’s Friday night in Amsterdam and I’m on my way home after the UNHCR’s #iBelong campaign event and the spin-off event organised by ASKV Refugee…
/ Marlotte van Dael, ASKV Refugee Support
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Spotlight on childhood statelessness in Austria

Today, at a launch event in Vienna, DLA Piper, Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) will publish a report that…
/ Nina Murray, European Network on Statelessness, Carolin Seifriedsberger, DLA Piper, and Esther Ludwig, Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst
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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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Under the radar: Mapping statelessness in Austria

Statelessness in Austria has been a hidden issue, with stateless people and the problems they face largely invisible. In an attempt to gain a…
/ Haleh Chahrokh, Senior Protection Assistant, UNHCR Austria and Birgit Einzenberger, Senior Protection Associate, UNHCR Austria
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Ending Statelessness arising out of Surrogacy in India: The Latest Developments

Studies estimate that surrogate mothers have given birth to more than 25,000 children in India, and about half of these children now live in the…
/ Sanoj Rajan, Dean of School of Law Ansal, University, India
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Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees

In response to the large number of refugees entering Sweden in 2015, the government implemented a temporary asylum policy. Sweden’s Prime Minister,…
/ Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (Malmö University)
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Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to help protect children from statelessness in Serbia

(A version of this article was first published in the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion’s the  World's Stateless 2017 report.)
/ Vuk Raicevic, Legal Analyst, Praxis
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Risks of statelessness for children of undocumented parents in Europe

A version of this article was first published in the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion’s the World's Stateless 2017 report.
/ Lilana Keith, Advocacy Officer on Children’s Rights and Labour Rights at PICUM
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Child refugees without nationality - A short overview of statelessness policy and practice in Spain

Amira lived in Aleppo together with her husband and their two children when the conflict in Syria began. On several occasions, they thought about…
/ Aleksandra Semeriak Gavrilenok, ENS Associate member
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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
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China’s hidden children: denied documents and at risk of statelessness

Perched on a child-sized chair, I sat in a makeshift pre-school classroom situated on the ground floor of an apartment complex on the outskirts of…
/ Stephanie Gordon, PhD candidate - University of Leicester