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Finland – a champion in the making in addressing statelessness?

The UNHCR study Mapping Statelessness in Finland was launched on 18 November, following similar studies already published in a number of European…
/ Anne Laakko, UNHCR
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A welcome first step towards tackling statelessness in Poland

This year Poland celebrates 25 years of freedom, an anniversary marked by the country’s first democratic vote, the end of communist regime and…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Centre
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ENS launches new campaign: 'None of Europe's Children should be Stateless'

No child chooses to be stateless. It is a fundamental truth that every child belongs – to this world, to a place and to a community – and this…
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Launch of ENS Campaign - None of Europe’s children should be stateless

He has your infectious smile and your partners bright, warm eyes. He shares your jovial nature and your partner’s ease in connecting with people and…
/ Laura van Waas, Campaign Consultant and member of the ENS Advisory Committee
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Litigating Strategically: Stateless children born in the EU

Does a child born in the EU, who would have been an EU citizen had the Member State of birth complied with its international obligations, but who is…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam and René de Groot, Maastricht University
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Inter-American Court condemns unprecedented situation of statelessness in the Dominican Republic

On October 22nd, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I-A Court) published its judgment in the Case of Expelled Dominican and Haitian people vs…
/ Francisco Quintana, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
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Statelessness among children in Latvia: current situation, challenges and possible solutions

Although about 96% of all permanently residing children in Latvia are Latvian citizens, the statelessness among non-citizens’ children has attracted…
/ Svetlana Djackova, Latvian Centre for Human Rights
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Should nationality have a “minimum content”? – Italian Supreme Court passes landmark decision

With only a handful of countries operating a statelessness determination procedure, it is not very often that a national court passes a judgment of…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Refugee Programme Coordinator at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee
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Ending Childhood Statelessness?

ENS has published a new report Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices
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A Call for the Adoption of an International Day Against Statelessness

Statelessness was one of the major hidden crises of the 20th century. It is reassuring that after the turn of the century, there has been an…
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CESCR’s recommendation – Serbia to ensure effective access to personal documents for Roma and displaced persons, and in the meantime to facilitate their access to economic, social and cultural rights

In May 2014, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the Second Periodic Report of Serbia on the measures applied and…
/ Ivana Stankovic, Programme Coordinator, Praxis
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A new, efficient way of learning about statelessness

Statelessness – a word and concept often regarded as complicated, technical and difficult. But awareness and basic understanding of statelessness…
/ Anne Laakko, Legal Officer (Statelessness), UNHCR, Geneva