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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
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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
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Battling statelessness as a community

Have you ever asked yourself if you are worthy? Am I worthy of love, worthy of this job, worthy of promotion? Am I worthy of joy? Am I worthy of…
/ Christiana Bukalo, Co-founder of Statefree & Expert by experience
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Statelessness in the Asia Pacific: The birth of Nationality for All

With the increase in cases of statelessness in the Asia Pacific region and the impact of COVID-19 on stateless persons, Statelessness Network Asia…
/ Subin Mulmi, Executive Director, Nationality for All (NFA)
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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 ‘foreign fighters’ have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State…
/ 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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Understanding Statelessness through Country of Origin Information (COI)

Country of Origin Information (COI) is an important element in refugee status determination procedures, as it helps to evaluate whether there is a…
/ Stephanie Huber, Director of Asylum Research Centre (ARC) Foundation and Nina Murray, Head of Policy and Research, The European Network on Statelessness
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Looking Back on 6 Years at the Helm of UNHCR’s Statelessness Section

After six years as the Chief of the Statelessness Section at UNHCR, Melanie Khanna reflects on the global efforts to end statelessness, tracing the…
/ Melanie Khanna, Outgoing Chief of the Statelessness Section at UNHCR
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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 ‘right to have rights’. These…
/ Dr Rachel Pougnet, Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol
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Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons?

Malta finally acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons on 11 December 2019 after numerous calls from civil society…
/ Jo Venkov - Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging