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Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Following a decade of restrictive measures on migration and nationality matters, in late 2013 the Constitutional Tribunal in Santo Domingo issued a…
/ Bridget Wooding - Director, Observatory Caribbean Migrants, Dominican Republic
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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity‚Ķreally? Why France‚Äôs forsaken ‚Äúchildren of ISIS‚ÄĚ* may grow up to view the French Republic‚Äôs values differently.

There are currently an estimated 300 French children stranded in various displacement camps in Northeastern Syria. Deprivation of nationality of one…
/ Philomene Franssen, MA Candidate at the University Of London and Independent Consultant
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Citizenship and the fall of the British Empire: A system of exclusion

After 258 years under British and French colonial rule, Mauritius gained independence in 1968. The new Constitution of Mauritius created different…
/ Rachel Pougnet, Researcher in citizenship and national security
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"Everything is stuck‚ÄĚ: Left in limbo and stateless as a British Overseas Citizen

I arrived in the UK in 2001 at the age of twenty from Malaysia, with feelings of excitement as I embarked on an Engineering Degree at the University…
/ Liew Teh
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Equating the rights of stateless persons with refugees in Spain

The new law should raise the standard of protection for those applying for stateless status and equate it to Spain’s law on asylum which offers a…
/ Nacho Hernández Moreno. Lawyer, International Affairs Department, Fundación Cepaim
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Statelessness: A blind spot on Austria’s human rights record

Austria is often praised by its official representatives as a model country concerning human rights protection, with a positive record on…
/ Leonhard Call, independent human rights consultant
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How far do citizenship laws in European Union Member States safeguard the children born there from statelessness?

Most European Union Member States participate in the international conventions concerning statelessness of 1954 and 1961, and have certain laws that…
/ Merve Erdilmen (Doctoral Student, Department of Political Science, McGill University) and Iseult Honohan (Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin)
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In varietate concordia? Loss of nationality in the EU

There is no such thing as a European code regulating access to (and loss of) European citizenship. Whoever wants to know how to gain or lose EU…
/ Dr. Jules Lepoutre, Universit√© C√īte d‚ÄôAzur
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The lives of stateless refugees in the Netherlands

Based on the article ‚ÄúHet lot van de staatloze vluchteling: ‚ÄėNiemand wil ons hebben‚Äô‚Äú published in ‚ÄėHet Parool‚Äô on 28 January 2020, written by Joset‚Ķ
/ Marlotte van Dael, project coordinator & researcher at ASKV Refugee Support
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The counter-productiveness of deprivation of nationality as a national security measure

This week, and after two and half years of research involving 60 international experts, a set of Principles on Deprivation of Nationality as a…
/ Dr. Christophe Paulussen, Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut & Dr. Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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North Macedonia takes important first step towards ending statelessness

On 3 January North Macedonia officially acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, joining 74 other countries which have…
/ Jonathan Lee, European Roma Rights Centre
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Birthright citizenship and children born in a conflict zone

As of 1 February 2020, an amendment to the Danish citizenship act means that a child born to a Danish parent who has unlawfully entered or stays in a…
/ Eva Ersb√łll ‚Äď Lawyer and Senior Researcher, ENS Associate Member