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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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Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Stateless Syrians in Europe: Navigating the “Knowledge Gap”

Over the last two years, I have participated in the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)’s…
/ Thomas McGee is a PhD researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, University of Melbourne
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Join the feminist revolution in work to address statelessness

When black feminist theory was referenced on the podium at the closing plenary of the World Conference on Statelessness in the Hague last month, a…
/ Nina Murray, ENS Head of Policy and Research
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Mr Bilali and the uncertain country of origin – statelessness and subsidiary protection in the CJEU case of Bilali C-720/17

What does the case of Bilali in the Court of Justice of the European Union tell us about the responsibility of states to deal appropriately and…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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A visit to Lebanon

Initially, I was hesitant when invited to jointly lead a session last week at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on building a network on…
/ Allan Leas, Chair of the ENS Board of Trustees
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Statelessness and Sustainable Development at the 2019 High Level Political Forum: A moment for reflection

In July this year, UN Member States will come together to consider progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The 2030 Agenda, adopted by…
/ Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University
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Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa and their Children: Birth registration and ‘legal identity’

“Legal identity” is all the rage in international policy circles. From the target set by the Sustainable Development Goals to “provide legal…
/ Bronwen Manby, Senior Policy Fellow with the LSE’s Middle East Centre
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Blockchain technology: the answer to securing legal identity?

Blockchain technology has been touted as a modern and elegant solution to the problems of evidencing and securing legal identity and for the creation…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Deprivation of nationality on national security grounds in Australia: Part of a wider trend

Citizenship stripping on national security grounds is being used with increasing frequency across Europe. The so-called ‘foreign fighter’ phenomenon…
/ Timnah Baker, Research Fellow, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
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Getting to 100%: New video on the importance of ending gender discrimination in nationality laws

On International Women’s Day earlier this month the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights launched a short video that explains the harm…
/ Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights