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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
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Submission to the UK Government Home Office Consultation on its ‘New Plan for Immigration’

ENS urges the UK Government to ensure that any proposed amendment to the statelessness provision in British Nationality law does not make it more…
/ Submission
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EU strategy on the rights of the child marks an important step towards addressing childhood statelessness

In an important step towards ending childhood statelessness, the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child recognises the impact of statelessness on…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Hungary

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Hungary, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
/ Submission
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Ireland

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Ireland, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
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List of speakers at ENS' webinar "Annual state of play assessment on statelessness in Europe" Videos

WEBINAR: Annual state of play assessment on statelessness in Europe

This webinar was timed to correspond with the publication of our annual StatelessnessINDEX state of play assessment and discuss key trends with…
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A presentation of the StatelessnessINDEX Editorial

Three years on, ENS #StatelessnessINDEX points to slow and fragile progress towards ending statelessness in Europe

Today we are launching the annual update of our Statelessness Index, which now assesses and compares 27 European countries, examining how they…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, European Network on Statelessness
Court of Justice of the European Union Blog

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)