"Everyone has the right to a nationality!" Videos

"Everyone has the right to a nationality!"

European Network on Statelessness is committed to ending statelessness and ensuring that the estimated 600,000 people living in Europe without a…
Statelessness Index - assessing how countries in Europe protect stateless people Videos

Statelessness Index - assessing how countries in Europe protect stateless people

The European Network on Statelessness Director Chris Nash speaks about the Statelessness Index (https://index.statelessness.eu/) - the first and only…
Spanish statelessness document News

ENS and Fundacion Cepaim call for legislative reforms to improve the situation of stateless people in Spain

In a joint letter sent to the Spanish Prime Minister yesterday, ENS and Fundación Cepaim launched a campaign calling on Spain to introduce critical…
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Equating the rights of stateless persons with refugees in Spain

The new law should raise the standard of protection for those applying for stateless status and equate it to Spain’s law on asylum which offers a…
/ Nacho Hernández Moreno. Lawyer, International Affairs Department, Fundación Cepaim
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Statelessness: A blind spot on Austria’s human rights record

Austria is often praised by its official representatives as a model country concerning human rights protection, with a positive record on…
/ Leonhard Call, independent human rights consultant
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Let’s talk about the army

How is the army relevant to statelessness? Conscription, a compulsory participation of citizens in their states’ military, still exists in over 60…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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Using the UPR to address statelessness

The United Nations Human Rights Council has a system of 'Universal Periodic Review' (UPR) which covers all member states of the UN.  This means that…
/ Rachel Brett, Human Rights Adviser - Quaker UN Office, Geneva
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Stateless persons in Iceland, rarer than the Northern Lights?

Iceland, with a population of 322,000 people, is about 1500 kilometers away from its closest neighbor on the European continent. It is a land of…
/ Cecilie Becker-Christensen Saenz Guerrero, UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe, and Inge Sturkenboom, Protection Officer, UNHCR Bureau for Europe
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Hungarian Constitutional Court declares that lawful stay requirement in statelessness determination breaches international law

Until now, only lawfully staying persons could initiate a statelessness determination procedure in Hungary. After nearly eight years of struggle…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Refugee Programme Coordinator at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee
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Why Malta needs to accede to the UN Statelessness Conventions

“If I was granted citizenship now, it would be like having been inside this room for twelve years [referring to a very small and crammed counselling…
/ Sophia Soares, UNHCR
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Statelessness, state-building and biopolitics: the bidūn of Kuwait

One of the biggest challenges that the current configuration of the world brings is the persistent collisions between a romanticised “global” and a…
/ Ines Fernandes, School of Oriental and African Studies
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Statelessness as a rising topic in EU external relations: Report on the Expert Meeting on Statelessness within the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum

The Hungarian Ministry of Interior, in co-operation with Moldova, organized an expert meeting in the framework of the European Union (EU) Eastern…
/ Dr. Tamás MOLNÁR, Head of Unit for Migration, Asylum and Border Management, Hungarian Ministry of Interior