Christophe Interviews

Interview with Christophe Poirel, Director of Human Rights at the Council of Europe

Following an important international statelessness conference organised in September by the Council of Europe and the UN Refugee Agency, ENS spoke…
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Are parents of foundlings really ‚Äúunknown‚ÄĚ? - Avoiding statelessness under international nationality law

In popular understanding around the world, ‚Äúfoundlings‚ÄĚ are often imagined as abandoned babies found outside churches. In practice, this limited‚Ķ
/ 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
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Romani women’s activism and role in addressing statelessness in Europe

The voices of Romani women are all too often missing from policy debates on statelessness and legal identity. ENS has come together with Romani women…
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Why Europe needs to work with other regions to find creative solutions to birth registration and documentation of children born in conflict zones

European States and regional institutions need to step-up and commit to clear actions to protect the rights of all children to a legal identity and…
/ Alison Huyghe, Policy & Advocacy Officer, The European Network on Statelessness
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 ‚Äėforeign fighters‚Äô have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State‚Ķ
/ Professor René DeGroot (Professor emeritus, Maastricht University), Philomène Franssen (Independent consultant), Alison Harvey (Barrister at No5 Chambers) and Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol)
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Time To Agree Concerted Action: Follow-up on Council of Europe and UNHCR statelessness conference

Last month we and our members were out in force at an important international statelessness conference organised by the Council of Europe and the UN…
 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
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Joint submission to the UK House of Commons Public Bill Committee: Nationality & Borders Bill

This joint submission by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), and…
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WEBINAR: Childhood statelessness in the UK & the upcoming Nationality and Borders Bill

On 9 Sep 2021 the European Network on Statelessness hosted a panel of child rights and statelessness experts, to discuss the changes in the upcoming…
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Invisible Kids Report, July 2021 Events

Childhood statelessness in the UK & the upcoming Nationality and Borders Bill

The European Network on Statelessness is hosting a panel of child rights and statelessness experts, to discuss the changes in the upcoming…
09 September 2021 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
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 ‚Äėright to have rights‚Äô. These‚Ķ
/ Dr Rachel Pougnet, Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol