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Statelessness is back (not that it ever went away...)

Citizenship deprivation and statelessness are very much back in fashion. States increasingly resort to such measures to deal with those returning…
/ Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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Mr Bilali and the uncertain country of origin – statelessness and subsidiary protection in the CJEU case of Bilali C-720/17

What does the case of Bilali in the Court of Justice of the European Union tell us about the responsibility of states to deal appropriately and…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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How the Dutch immigration office prevented a strategic litigation case from unfolding in a decisive court decision for stateless individuals without legal stay

It all started in 2009. The then 22-year-old Nayif Negim travelled from Qatar, where he was born and raised, to Sweden. He had a valid visa to stay…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & researcher, ASKV Refugee Support)
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Hoti v. Croatia – a landmark decision by the European Court of Human Rights on residence rights of a stateless person

Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that Croatia’s failure to ensure stability of residence for Mr. Hoti, who lived in Croatia…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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Strategically litigating statelessness: ENS’s three-year strategy

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is launching its three-year litigation strategy, based on the belief that part of the fight to end…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
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Kim v Russia – The unlawful detention of stateless persons in immigration proceedings

The recent training on statelessness provided on 24 October 2014 by the European Network on Statelessness and UNHCR in conjunction with Memorial in…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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Litigating for Statelessness Determination: The Promise of the European Convention on Human Rights?

An array of issues could potentially be pursued through litigation to improve the situation of stateless persons in Europe.
/ Caia Vlieks, Tilburg University
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An Obligation for Statelessness Determination under the European Convention on Human Rights?

This ENS discussion paper examines some important articles of the ECHR in order to assess whether an obligation to determine statelessness can be…
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Every downside has its upside: run-up to a statelessness determination procedure in the Netherlands?

On 9 July 2014, the loss to Argentina signalled the end of another period of patriotic sentiments in the Netherlands.
/ Hana M.A.E. van Ooijen, Lawyer with Prakken d’Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers
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UK House of Lords defeats Government on deprivation of citizenship leading to statelessness

On 19 November 2013 Amal de Chickera responded on this blog to the UK Home Secretary’s announcement that she would invite parliament to change UK…
/ Alison Harvey, Legal Director, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
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Liverpool Law Clinic launches Statelessness project

On 2 October 2013, Liverpool Law Clinic marked the launch of its Statelessness project by hosting a free seminar on 'Statelessness - An overview of…
/ Frances Meyler and Dr Sarah Woodhouse, Co-Directors of the Liverpool Law Clinic
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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