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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Denmark

This submission to the 38th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regarding the right of every child to acquire a nationality and human rights challenges…
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Latvia

This submission to the 38th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the human rights challenges regarding statelessness and the right to a nationality in…
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How can the EU prevent childhood statelessness in the new Asylum and Migration Pact? Videos

How can the EU prevent childhood statelessness in the new Asylum & Migration Pact?

Watch Lynn Khatib, a stateless Palestinian refugee living in Sweden, give a compelling intervention to the European Parliament Intergroup on Children…
Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe Videos

Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

A free webinar organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), as part of the Initiative for Children in Migration. This webinar explores…
Commissioner for Human Rights on childhood statelessness Videos

Commissioner for Human Rights on childhood statelessness

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks speaks on the urgent need to end childhood statelessness, as part of the European…
#StatelessKids - No child should be stateless Videos

#StatelessKids - No child should be stateless

There is an urgent need for European States to act to prevent children from growing up without a nationality.
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Realising the right of every child to a nationality through the Convention on the Rights of the Child

When talking about how to end childhood statelessness in Europe, we often jump straight to the special standards that are contained in the 1961…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Directory, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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A Generation of Syrians Born in Exile Risk a Future of Statelessness

Doctor Nazir’s pregnant wife arrived in Turkey with a one-year old and no documentation. They had fled the unbearable bombardment of their home town…
/ Sarnata Reynolds and Tori Duoos, Refugees International
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The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness

Who is more Dutch: a child born to Dutch nationals in Australia (child A), or a child born to Australian nationals in the Netherlands (child B)?…
/ Caia Vlieks (Tilburg University) and Katja Swider (University of Amsterdam)
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Romania’s stateless children – still unknown, still invisible

When I started working on statelessness in 2009 I was told by more experienced colleagues from civil society organizations, as well as by public…
/ Carolina Marin
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Fighting for children’s right to nationality in Europe

“When is it in the best interests of the child to be stateless? Never!” With these 14 words, Renate Winter, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Using the UPR to address statelessness

The United Nations Human Rights Council has a system of 'Universal Periodic Review' (UPR) which covers all member states of the UN.  This means that…
/ Rachel Brett, Human Rights Adviser - Quaker UN Office, Geneva