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Might a ‘victory for human rights’ in the Netherlands benefit stateless children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): possible applications of Zhao v the Netherlands

Can strategic litigation help end childhood statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? And could the outcomes of strategic litigation…
/ Yoana Kuzmova, Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Director at Boston University’s International Human Rights Clinic & Thomas McGee, PhD Researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (both members of the MENA Statelessness Network, Hawiati
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Landmark judgment from Spain: court grants Spanish nationality to a stateless child born en route (a case of “invisible children”)

In 2021, a Spanish court has remarkably recognised as a Spanish national a child who lacked a birth certificate as she was born in transit in Morocco…
/ José Alberto Navarro (lawyer) and Laura Lozano (alumnus) of Uría Menéndez and Fundación Profesor Uría, and Cristina Manzanedo (Programa Ödos)
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Rejected by the homeland: Stateless Libyan Tuareg and the role of migration

This blog outlines the situation of stateless Tuareg in Libya. It is based on a preliminary study conducted through interviews with sixteen Libyan…
/ Yentl de Lange, Arabist and Researcher focusing on migration and North Africa
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Climbing the ladder of participation with stateless changemakers

In January 2022, ENS began working with The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) to co-design a learning programme with a group of ENS members –…
/ Tyler Fox, Principal Consultant at The Social Innovation Partnership
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Introductory Blog: Taking a “Critical” Approach to Statelessness

The following text was first published in July 2020 as the introductory blog to the Critical Statelessness Studies (CSS) project based out of the…
/ Deirdre Brennan and Thomas McGee, PhD researchers at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.
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Preventing Statelessness and Nationality Loss in the context of Climate Change

This week, a pioneering report was launched that presents the first in-depth analysis of the legal risks of statelessness and nationality loss in the…
/ Michelle Foster, Nicola Hard, Hélène Lambert and Jane McAdam
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“The endless waiting has destroyed me” – will the Statelessness Bills discussed in the Dutch Parliament this week bring a solution for stateless people in the Netherlands?

Ahead of the 25th May debate in the Dutch parliament on new draft legislation on statelessness, our Dutch members analyse the proposed laws, their…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer at the Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and Marlotte van Dael, Project Coordinator Statelessness at ASKV Refugee Support
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A multilingual toolkit on statelessness: how to identify, support and refer people at risk of statelessness

Across Europe, low levels of awareness of statelessness are widespread. For NGO workers, civil servants and refugee practitioners, this a lack of…
/ Cécile Queval, Head of European advocacy, Forum Réfugiés
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Stateless people at the border: the scenario in Spain

La versión en español de este blog está disponible aquí.  In terms of support offered to stateless people, in many respects Spain has some of Europe…
/ Jesús Tolmo García, Visiting Researcher at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) & PhD Candidate
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Apátridas en la frontera, el caso español

En materia de apoyo ofrecido a las personas apátridas, España, en bastantes aspectos, cuenta con algunos ejemplos de buenas prácticas. Sin embargo,…
/ Jesús Tolmo García, Investigador visitante en el Instituto de Apatridia e Inclusión (ISI), doctorando en derecho internacional
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and statelessness on Roma women and girls

In November 2021, the 8th International Roma Women’s Conference took place in a hybrid format, organised by the Council of Europe’s Roma and…
/ Valerie Poppe, Roma and Travellers Team, Council of Europe
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Can international law offer protection to those at risk of climatic statelessness?

Scholarship on the impact of climate change on migration has tended to focus on refugee populations, but growing scholarship highlights the impending…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and Writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging