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Statelessness in Sweden and the case of unreturnable Moroccan "street children" left at risk of statelessness

Almost a year has passed since UNHCR published its 2016 report Mapping Statelessness in Sweden, which critiqued Sweden for its lack of an official…
/ Isabelle Rothstein, MSc Global Migration (UCL) & Legal Volunteer (Asylum Aid)
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Citizenship for sale – At a cost stateless people can ill afford

Stateless people in the UK face enormous hurdles in the road to becoming British citizens. One of those barriers is the extraordinarily high cost of…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Legal Policy Officer at Asylum Aid
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Understanding statelessness: what are the different contexts of statelessness in Europe

Over the years, ENS has collected numerous testimonies of stateless people from all over Europe. Their stories are very personal, but often point to…
/ Caia Vlieks, PhD Researcher at Tilburg University
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Turkish despair: The stripping of Turkish citizenship by the state

Imagine your day being interrupted by a call from an old friend from home. You are delighted to hear his voice, and inquiries about mutual friends…
/ Amal de Chickera, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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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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Sharing good practice on ending statelessness in the OSCE area

In its latest Mid-Year Trends 2016 UNHCR estimates at least 10 million people to be stateless globally. Approximately one-third of them are children…
/ Anisa Goshi and Frank Remus, UNHCR Liaison Office Vienna
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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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A life in limbo: Refused asylum seekers at risk of statelessness

“They let me live like – between. I can’t go back and I can’t live here… If you die, nobody cares really.” (Walid*, Algeria)
/ Catherine Blanchard, Senior Researcher, and Sarah Joy, Researcher - British Red Cross
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Stateless persons’ entitlement to citizenship and Denmark’s call for dilution of state obligations

Since 2011, Danish politicians have called for a reinterpretation, modernisation or change of the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Eva Ersbøll – Lawyer, ENS Associate Member
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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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Building impetus with the EMN Platform on Statelessness

Nationality, is an issue that affects us in many different aspects: it can serve as proof of a legal and political connection between an individual…
/ Magnus Ovilius, EMN Chair and Adolfo Sommarribas, Coordinator EMN Platform on Statelessness
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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