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Time to put statelessness on the EU agenda!

The Stockholm Programme, which sets out the EU migration policy agenda for 2010-2014, is approaching its end.
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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ENS launches Good Practices Guide on Statelessness Determination and Protection to Mark International Human Rights Day

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) celebrates International Human Rights Day today, by launching its inaugural publication “Statelessness…
/ European Network on Statelessness
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Is The Netherlands next to introduce a statelessness determination procedure?

On 4 December 2013 the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (College Mensenrechten) and UNHCR held a seminar on the protection of stateless…
/ Maxim Ferschtman, Open Society Justice Initiative
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Europe’s National Human Rights Institutions put statelessness on the agenda

Nationality is a human right. The right to a nationality was established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has been reaffirmed in…
/ Stans Goudsmit (Commissioner with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights) and Laura van Waas (Manager Tilburg University Statelessness Programme)
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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
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A ray of hope for stateless Sahrawis in Spain?

The majority of the applications for the statelessness status in Spain come from applicants of Western Saharan origin, or Sahrawis[1]. However, this…
/ Valeriia Cherednichenko, PhD researcher in Advanced Studies in Human Rights at Charles III University of Madrid (Spain)
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A time for action - ENS launches campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe

Since its launch in June last year the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has attracted  50 new member organisations in over 30 European…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid
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Statelessness, Human Rights and Development: It's time to Connect the Dots

The worlds of ‘human rights’ and ‘development’ have for many decades run parallel to each other, blindingly indifferent to the complementarity of…
/ Amal de Chickera
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Liverpool Law Clinic launches Statelessness project

On 2 October 2013, Liverpool Law Clinic marked the launch of its Statelessness project by hosting a free seminar on 'Statelessness - An overview of…
/ Frances Meyler and Dr Sarah Woodhouse, Co-Directors of the Liverpool Law Clinic
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Litigating for the stateless – a bumpy, but steady road upwards

Ever wonder why there are so few cases on statelessness before international supervisory bodies and regional courts? The task of browsing through…
/ Maxim Ferschtman is Senior Legal Adviser on equality and citizenship at the Open Society Justice Initiative
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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