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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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Introducing the Citizenship Rights Africa website

Readers of the European Network on Statelessness blog may be interested in the newly relaunched website Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative. The…
/ Bronwen Manby, Senior Visiting Fellow at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights
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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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Problems Faced by the Bidoons in the UK

The word ‘Bidoon’ refers to a diverse group of people in Kuwait who at the time of the country's move to independence were not given nationality.…
/ Nasser Al-Anezy, Chair and director of the Kuwaiti Community Association & Katia Bianchini, Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity
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The Black Box of Nationality – Testing refugees’ and stateless persons’ facilitated access to nationality through the example of Hungary

Refugees and stateless persons have “more right” than others to the nationality of the country where they live. At least, this is what international…
/ Gabor Gyulai, Director of the Refugee Programme at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, and a Trustee and President of the European Network on Statelessness
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Am I part of the problem?

/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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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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The EU’s response to statelessness - Where next after Luxembourg?

I arrived in Luxembourg last week, curious to see further evidence of how policy-makers and other EU stakeholders intend to take forward the first…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Change is in the air: Statelessness and citizenship in Canada

As if the stars were aligning, the very same day as the first summit on Statelessness in Canada was held, the Government announced that it was moving…
/ Jocelyn Kane Director of the Canadian Centre on Statelessness
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Is Latvia condemning older generations to non-citizenship?

“Grandmother, you have lived and worked your whole life in Latvia, and survived a war... How is it possible that you, such a remarkable person, are…
/ Liana Sukonova (LLM), Near East University, Faculty of Law
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Irish British Subjects - A living reminder of the inter-linked history between the UK and Ireland

While perhaps well known to that small band of nationality lawyers around the world who take pleasure in obscure, forgotten and anachronistic…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister