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New joint efforts towards ending statelessness in Sweden

On 10 December, the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe organized a breakfast seminar on statelessness in Sweden, bringing together…
/ Jehna Al-Moushahidi, Founder of the Swedish Organization Against Statelessness
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Improvements and challenges in UK’s new guidance on statelessness applications

The new Tottenham Hotspur football team manager, José Mourinho, recently vowed that he won't repeat his past mistakes, but instead will make new…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator at Consonant (formerly Asylum Aid)
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Dutch municipalities take matters into their own hands while national government fails to provide solution for stateless people in the Netherlands

After years of advocacy efforts by civil society and UNHCR to persuade the Dutch government to improve its protection of stateless people, the…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & Researcher at ASKV Refugee Support) & Rene Rouwette (Executive Director at Kompass)
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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 is back (not that it ever went away...)

Citizenship deprivation and statelessness are very much back in fashion. States increasingly resort to such measures to deal with those returning…
/ Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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The silent truth about stateless people in Poland

In Poland, statelessness is a small problem. So small in fact, that it's easy to ignore. Government sources provide diverging statistics on the…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center
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Stateless Syrians in Europe: Navigating the “Knowledge Gap”

Over the last two years, I have participated in the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)’s…
/ Thomas McGee is a PhD researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, University of Melbourne
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Addressing statelessness in Europe’s refugee response: Gaps and Opportunities

Statelessness is an overlooked and often invisible feature of the forced migration context in Europe. Actors involved in the refugee response are…
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Mr Bilali and the uncertain country of origin – statelessness and subsidiary protection in the CJEU case of Bilali C-720/17

What does the case of Bilali in the Court of Justice of the European Union tell us about the responsibility of states to deal appropriately and…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Investor citizenship must not be used as a remedy for statelessness

When I started to look into the sale of passports a decade ago, there had been hardly any academic research on the topic. Yet with the increasing…
/ Jelena Dzankic, GLOBALCIT coordinator
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How the Dutch immigration office prevented a strategic litigation case from unfolding in a decisive court decision for stateless individuals without legal stay

It all started in 2009. The then 22-year-old Nayif Negim travelled from Qatar, where he was born and raised, to Sweden. He had a valid visa to stay…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & researcher, ASKV Refugee Support)
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UK Home Office changes to Immigration Rules on statelessness: a mixed bag

The extension of stateless leave from 2.5 to 5 years is very welcome; other changes to the Immigration Rules relating to statelessness raise concerns.
/ Cynthia Orchard, Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator at Asylum Aid and Judith Carter, Lecturer and In-house Solicitor at the Liverpool Law Clinic