Examining the human impact of legal identity documentation – one client at a time

Working on issues like citizenship, equality and inclusion – issues that both inform and are informed by ponderous social constructs like belonging…
/ Laura Bingham, legal officer for the equality/citizenship issue area of the Open Society Justice Initiative

Romani Minorities Caught in-between: Impeded Access to Citizenship and de facto Statelessness in the Post-Yugoslav Space

Since the 2004 and 2007 EU enlargements, Roma became the EU largest minority, but also continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups of citizens…
/ Dr Julija Sardelić, CITSEE Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Edinburgh

Difficulties in Establishing Nationality as a Consequence of Lost Evidence

Difficulties in proving nationality in Serbia arise even for those persons who have acquired citizenship at birth and had unimpeded access to rights…

Legally Invisible, Fighting for Health Care

Vela does not officially exist. Although she has lived in Macedonia all her life, neither she nor her four children have access to health services.…
/ Tamar Ezer is a Senior Program Officer in the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program

Addressing Statelessness in the Western Balkans – ENS and WeBLAN Joint Workshop

Praxis had the pleasure to organize a joint workshop of the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and the Western Balkan Legal Aid Network (WeBLAN…
/ Ivanka Kostic, Executive Director, Praxis

Innovations in Russian Legislation on Citizenship

Against the backdrop of crazy laws and bills, that have been passed or that are being currently examined by the State Duma of the Russian Federation…
/ Svetlana Gannushkina, Chair of the Civic Assistance Committee and a Member of the Council of the Memorial Human Rights Centre
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Debating the ‘right to citizenship’

As part of a special programme of events to celebrate the European Year of the Citizen, the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights last week hosted a…
/ Laura van Waas, Senior Researcher and Manager of the Statelessness Programme, Tilburg University

Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Integration: Growing attention on the role of the European Union in tackling statelessness?

Last Friday saw an event in Brussels organised by the Migration Policy Group (MPG) to present EUDO CITIZENSHIP’s latest research as part of an EU-…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid