Council of Europe Editorial

Bridging the gap – can a Council of Europe initiative and intergovernmental conference next week deliver improved protection for stateless people?

I have lost count of the number of determined but wistful expressions I have seen on the faces of stateless people desperately seeking to end their…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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‘Syria’s Palestinians: A new Nakba’

Palestinian refugees from Syria are among those most impacted by the country’s brutal 10-year conflict. A new report documents the secondary forced…
/ Tom Rollins, Independent researcher working on Syria and displacement
Recognised Stateless Person who spent over a decade in limbo, photographed in London during lockdown. © UNHCR/Katie Barlow. Blog

I Am Human: New UNHCR report reveals the experiences of stateless people in the UK

In the final instalment of our three blog series focusing on the UK, the experiences of stateless people are brought to light in UNHCR’s new report,…
/ Zainnab Makele, Protection Associate, UNHCR UK
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Statelessness in Denmark: UNHCR mapping sheds light on national law and practice

UNHCR’s representation for the Nordic and Baltic countries has conducted statelessness mappings in the eight countries in the Northern Europe region…
/ Eva Ersbøll - Senior researcher emerita, The Danish Institute for Human Rights
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Statelessness Determination in the UK: UNHCR audit reveals the need for fundamental changes in approaches taken to decision making

UNHCR has published a report detailing findings from its audit of the UK's statelessness determination procedure. The report reveals a number of…
/ Sarah Elliott – Legal Officer, UNHCR UK
Statement to the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges by the European Network on Statelessness Publications

Statement to the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges by the European Network on Statelessness

UNHCR's annual High Commissioner's Dialogue brings together states, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations, the academic and research…
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Focus on Europe at the High-Level Segment on Statelessness

In the run-up to the event, ENS prepared a briefing note which outlines our main concerns and the actions needed if Europe is to end statelessness.…
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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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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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The World’s Stateless: a new report on why size does and doesn’t matter

Today, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion launched its inaugural World’s Stateless report. The report focuses largely on the question of…
/ Laura van Waas, Amal de Chickera and Zahra Albarazi (co-founders, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion)
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Finland – a champion in the making in addressing statelessness?

The UNHCR study Mapping Statelessness in Finland was launched on 18 November, following similar studies already published in a number of European…
/ Anne Laakko, UNHCR
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Questions of nationality and statelessness in Armenia

The Republic of Armenia was one of the first republics of the former Soviet Union to ratify the two UN Statelessness Conventions, in 1994. How far…
/ Marine Antonyan, RSD Consultant, UNHCR Armenia