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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
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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
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Statelessness in Malta

On 15th January 2014 UNHCR Malta held a Technical Roundtable meeting in order to present and discuss a study it prepared on the current situation of…
/ Zamwa Mastaw, aditus foundation Malta
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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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Setting the bar higher - The UNHCR NGO Consultations and getting serious about eradicating statelessness

A couple of weeks ago on this site I wrote about the potential for this year’s UNHCR NGO Consultations to act as a springboard for the adoption of…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid