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Legal obstacles to obtaining a temporary residence permit for stateless people recognised in Ukraine

In 2021, the establishment of a statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine gave people who for a long time could not regularise their status an…
/ Sofiia Kordonets and Anastasiia Koval, Right 2 Protection
Chris Nash Editorial

Recognising recent progress in global efforts to address statelessness but also the need for greater engagement and resourcing

Collective and collaborative action to end statelessness has always been at the heart of ENS’s mission. In this editorial, ENS Director Chris Nash…
/ Chris Nash, Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness
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Unpacking Statelessness in Turkey: Taking Stock of the Laws, Policies, and Practices

Following a successful two-day joint conference by RTT and ENS on statelessness in Istanbul, this blog takes a look at the current challenges faced…
/ Melis GebeĹź, Refugee Rights Turkey
Lynn Videos

Lynn - Life as a stateless refugee - #StatelessJourneys

Lynn Khatib is one of the stateless changemakers working with ENS to improve protection for stateless refugees.
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BORN STATELESS - families and lawyers share the impacts of child statelessness in Europe

Families and lawyers share the impacts of child statelessness in Europe.
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Palestinians and the Search for Protection as Refugees and Stateless Persons

This report is the result of a joint collaboration between ENS and BADIL (the Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights). It…
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Rejected by the homeland: Stateless Libyan Tuareg and the role of migration

This blog outlines the situation of stateless Tuareg in Libya. It is based on a preliminary study conducted through interviews with sixteen Libyan…
/ Yentl de Lange, Arabist and Researcher focusing on migration and North Africa
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Preventing Statelessness and Nationality Loss in the context of Climate Change

This week, a pioneering report was launched that presents the first in-depth analysis of the legal risks of statelessness and nationality loss in the…
/ Michelle Foster, Nicola Hard, Hélène Lambert and Jane McAdam
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and statelessness on Roma women and girls

In November 2021, the 8th International Roma Women’s Conference took place in a hybrid format, organised by the Council of Europe’s Roma and…
/ Valerie Poppe, Roma and Travellers Team, Council of Europe
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Can international law offer protection to those at risk of climatic statelessness?

Scholarship on the impact of climate change on migration has tended to focus on refugee populations, but growing scholarship highlights the impending…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and Writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
Michael Parulava Blog

Stateless people gain access to documentation in Russia

In August 2021, amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation and other legislation regulating the legal…
/ Olga Abramenko, Expert, Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial
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Citizenship stripping as alternative border control: Syrian counter-perspectives

This blog was first published by Routed Magazine in May 2021. We are re-posting it now to highlight the issues raised.
/ Thomas McGee, PhD researcher in the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at University of Melbourne’s Law School, Australia