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Litigating Strategically: Stateless children born in the EU

Does a child born in the EU, who would have been an EU citizen had the Member State of birth complied with its international obligations, but who is…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam and René de Groot, Maastricht University
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Ending Childhood Statelessness?

ENS has published a new report Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices
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A Call for the Adoption of an International Day Against Statelessness

Statelessness was one of the major hidden crises of the 20th century. It is reassuring that after the turn of the century, there has been an…
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A new, efficient way of learning about statelessness

Statelessness – a word and concept often regarded as complicated, technical and difficult. But awareness and basic understanding of statelessness…
/ Anne Laakko, Legal Officer (Statelessness), UNHCR, Geneva
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Who are you? - Fraud, impersonation and loss of nationality without procedural protection

The UK divides persons who acquire British citizenship by fraud into two classes when seeking to secure their loss of such citizenship. Where the…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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UK House of Lords defeats Government on deprivation of citizenship leading to statelessness

On 19 November 2013 Amal de Chickera responded on this blog to the UK Home Secretary’s announcement that she would invite parliament to change UK…
/ Alison Harvey, Legal Director, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
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Networking for change – Statelessness events in Strasbourg and making a difference?

Perhaps borne from a certain sense of frustration, many of us working on statelessness often feel compelled to emphasise the hidden nature of the…
/ Chris Nash, Coordinator of the European Network on Statelessness
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Europe must not allow its children to grow up without a nationality

How do you explain statelessness to a child? Yes, you were born here. And yes, mummy comes from here. And yes, daddy comes from here. And yes, you…
/ Laura van Waas, Senior Researcher and Manager of the Statelessness Programme, Tilburg University
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We Need to Talk About the Nation-State

Eradicating statelessness is high on the agenda. It is under this banner that the statelessness movement is expected to gather steam over the next…
/ Amal de Chickera
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Nationality Unknown? Promising steps, but still a risk of statelessness at birth in Hungary

Hungary is a state party to all statelessness-related international conventions, and as one of the few states in the world to operate a specific…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Chair of the ENS Steering Committee
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Every child belongs

When raising awareness of the importance of birth registration, organisations like Plan and UNICEF have done a good job of devising compelling…
/ Laura van Waas, Senior Researcher and Manager, Statelessness Programme, Tilburg University
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Working towards the eradication of statelessness in South Eastern Europe

Several contributors have reported on this website on statelessness in South Eastern Europe and on initiatives to strengthen civil registration and…
/ Inge Sturkenboom, UNHCR