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Hungarian Constitutional Court declares that lawful stay requirement in statelessness determination breaches international law

Until now, only lawfully staying persons could initiate a statelessness determination procedure in Hungary. After nearly eight years of struggle…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Refugee Programme Coordinator at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee
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Should nationality have a “minimum content”? – Italian Supreme Court passes landmark decision

With only a handful of countries operating a statelessness determination procedure, it is not very often that a national court passes a judgment of…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Refugee Programme Coordinator at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee
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A question of ‘if’ and ‘when’ is someone stateless

Farid is in UK immigration detention pending deportation. He has an Iranian passport that has expired. One month into his detention, he attempts to…
/ Amal de Chickera
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Statelessness Status Determination in Italy: Quality Assurance Needed!

Previous posts have highlighted the importance of statelessness status determination procedures for providing protection to stateless persons (here…
/ Laura Bingham, legal officer for the equality/citizenship issue area of the Open Society Justice Initiative