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The Finnish reform of the Nationality Act from a statelessness perspective: the good, the bad and the ugly

Following the election of a new Finnish government in 2023, the coalition in power has been pushing for reform of the current Nationality Act and…
/ Michel Rouleau-Dick, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Human Rights – School of Law – Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Law (FSEJ), Åbo Akademi University
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Interview with Thugten Drukpa, President of The Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark

After a decade of living without a nationality in Denmark, the Bhutanese community continues their fight for citizenship rights. The Association of…
Country flags for all StatelessnessINDEX countries Editorial

Are we on the right track to address statelessness in Europe?

This time last year, I was reflecting on how governments across Europe are failing to take sufficient action to break the cycle of statelessness in…
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Launch of two new statelessnessINDEX countries - Georgia and Türkiye

Today, we are launching new country profiles on Georgia and Türkiye. This brings the total number of StatelessnessINDEX countries to 32.
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Birth Registration as Bordering Practice in Fortress Europe

European countries are reporting nearly universal birth registration coverage, with rates between 99 and 100%. These figures make it appear as if non…
/ By Allison J. Petrozziello, PhD Wilfrid Laurier University, International Migration Research Centre (Canada)
Buildings of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Kirchberg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, in November 2006 with flags of the then 25 member states in the foreground. To the right is Anneau building, which encircles the Ancien Palais building. In the centre background is the Thomas More building. News

ECJ Advocate-General Opinion on Palestinian Refugees: A Step in the Right Direction

ENS welcomes the opinion issued by Advocate-General Emiliou of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a step in the right direction to addressing and…
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The Americas, lessons learned from two convergent processes

A decade after the launch of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign and Brazil’s 2014 Plan of Action, the Americas have undergone some transformative developments…
/ Francisco Quintana, Founder of the Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness, Advocate, and Human Rights Expert on Latin America and the Caribbean
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Joint submission on Serbia to the Human Rights Committee

Praxis and the European Network on Statelessness made a joint submission to the Human Rights Committee for the 140th Session, focusing the right to a…
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Meeting in Copenhagen to discuss statelessness in Denmark, organised by ENS, ABCD and DRC News

After a decade without nationality, Bhutanese community in Denmark continues their fight for citizenship rights

A joint meeting organised by ENS, Danish Refugee Council and the Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark highlighted the struggles faced by…
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Will Digital ID help Stateless People? The Threat of Digital Administrative Violence

The rise of digital ID systems presents opportunities and risks for stateless people. While developing nations adopt digital IDs, those without…
/ José María Arraiza, Independent Scholar
ECHR Blog

Surrogacy Arrangements: Can Article 8 of the ECHR Combat Child Statelessness?

On 31 August 2023, in the case of C. v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a judgment concerning a four-year-old child born…
/ Giulia Bittoni, Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice of the European Union
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How law firms are contributing to the fight to end statelessness in Europe

To celebrate Pro Bono Week 2023, this video showcases the impactful contributions of our pro bono partners in the fight against statelessness in…
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