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The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 30: Action still needed to fulfil every child’s right to a nationality in Europe

On World Children’s Day, politicians, civil society representatives, children and others gathered at the European Parliament for a high-level…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Even where countries in Europe recognise marriage equality, children born to same-sex families remain at risk of statelessness

Every year the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ*) are still not…
/ Björn Sieverding, Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), Vice President
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Windrush scandal exposes what may lie ahead for children born in the UK growing up without citizenship

Last year, we wrote about the many barriers to stateless children born in the UK exercising their right to register as British citizens. Those…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
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Barriers to citizenship facing stateless children born in the UK

Stateless children born in the UK have a right to register as British citizens after living here for a continuous period of five years. But various…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
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Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees

In response to the large number of refugees entering Sweden in 2015, the government implemented a temporary asylum policy. Sweden’s Prime Minister,…
/ Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (Malmö University)
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Risks of statelessness for children of undocumented parents in Europe

A version of this article was first published in the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion’s the World's Stateless 2017 report.
/ Lilana Keith, Advocacy Officer on Children’s Rights and Labour Rights at PICUM
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China’s hidden children: denied documents and at risk of statelessness

Perched on a child-sized chair, I sat in a makeshift pre-school classroom situated on the ground floor of an apartment complex on the outskirts of…
/ Stephanie Gordon, PhD candidate - University of Leicester
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Working together to end childhood statelessness in Europe

Should Europe be doing more to tackle childhood statelessness? Absolutely. To discuss how to push the issue further up the agenda and to find new…
/ Jean Lambert MEP and Manlio Di Stefano PACE Member
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South African courts confirm the right to nationality of a stateless child - 20 year old legal principle protecting stateless children is finally implemented

On 6 September 2016 a 4 year court battle of a stateless child to access South African citizenship came to an end. Even though South African law…
/ Liesl Muller, Head of the Statelessness Project at Lawyers for Human Rights
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An Italian Recipe for Reducing Childhood Statelessness

The chefs spend their days cooking at the European Roma Rights Centre Ingredienti
/ Nicole Garbin (Chef de Cuisine) and Adam Weiss (Executive Chef)
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Norwegian Government condemns stateless children to a state of legal limbo

A new proposal by the Norwegian Government will leave children born stateless in Norway who are habitually resident without a nationality until they…
/ Marek Linha, Adviser at the Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers (NOAS)
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Roma in Serbia still denied birth certificates – ENS members take legal action to challenge register offices’ unlimited power

The purist in me imagines bureaucrats running around maternity wards, struggling to catch all the details (“Name? Mother’s name? Sorry, can you…
/ Adam Weiss – European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)