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Statelessness in Georgia – how to make good laws better

“We know our laws and policies on statelessness are good, but we want them to be perfect, tell us how we do that” – representative from Georgian…
/ Max McClellan
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Proposal for legislation on statelessness in the Netherlands: A bittersweet victory

Six years of research, reports, publications, consultations, advocacy, negotiations,
/ Katja Swider, PhD researcher (University of Amsterdam) and Caia Vlieks, PhD researcher (Tilburg University)
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A Generation of Syrians Born in Exile Risk a Future of Statelessness

Doctor Nazir’s pregnant wife arrived in Turkey with a one-year old and no documentation. They had fled the unbearable bombardment of their home town…
/ Sarnata Reynolds and Tori Duoos, Refugees International
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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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Change is in the air: An update on efforts to tackle statelessness in the Netherlands

Whoever tells you that writing a doctorate thesis implies wasting four years of your life in the library is probably not researching statelessness…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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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 in Italy: What’s next?

“It is time to give voice to the strangers among strangers”. With these words, journalist Gad Lerner introduced the first public meeting on…
/ Héléna Behr and Silvia Loschiavo. UNHCR Regional Representation for Southern Europe
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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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Out of Limbo: Promoting the right of stateless Roma people to a legal status in Italy

A significant proportion of Roma people originating from the Balkans and living in Italy are stateless or at risk of statelessness. In most cases…
/ Elena Rozzi – Member of ASGI’s Board and coordinator of the project Out of Limbo