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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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An Update on Statelessness Determination and Status in the UK - "Need for Fair and Timely Decisions"

Some stateless persons living in the UK face harsh realities. Most stateless people without legal status cannot leave the UK because no country will…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Legal Policy Officer at Asylum Aid
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No nationality, no rights – Statelessness affecting Dominicans of Haitian descent

Two years ago the Dominican Constitutional Court judgement 168/13 deprived hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their…
/ Laura Quintana Soms, Minority Rights Group
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Using the UN Human Rights Special Procedures to address statelessness

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have not to date made as much use as they could of the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures to raise and…
/ Rachel Brett
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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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The right to a legal identity or the right to a legal ID?

Proposed target 16.9 of the soon-to-be-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reads: Provide legal identity to all, including birth…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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What (more) can the EU do to help address statelessness in its external human rights action?

As international interest in tackling statelessness grows, a question that repeatedly surfaces is: what role can X organisation, Y country or even Z…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Litigating for the stateless – a bumpy, but steady road upwards

Ever wonder why there are so few cases on statelessness before international supervisory bodies and regional courts? The task of browsing through…
/ Maxim Ferschtman is Senior Legal Adviser on equality and citizenship at the Open Society Justice Initiative
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More than a photo op – an opportunity for advocacy with governments on accession

Complaints about the low number of States that are party to the UN statelessness conventions have been a constant feature of international…
/ Mark Manly, Senior Legal Coordinator (Statelessness) for UNHCR
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A Government Approach to Moving Statelessness Forward on the International Agenda

The last ENS blog entry dealt with the emergence of the issue of statelessness on the international agenda. Following this approach my contribution…
/ Dr. Tamás MOLNÁR - Head of Unit for Migration, Asylum and Border Management, Hungarian Ministry of Interior
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Engaging the Human Rights World on Statelessness

2013 has crept up on us as all New Years do; too soon, with too much work undone and with too many problems of the previous year left unresolved.…
/ Amal de Chickera