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Council conclusions demonstrate the EU’s commitment to address statelessness

The year 2015 is coming to an end and yet, every 10 minutes a child is born without a nationality. The problem is considerable and the numbers speak…
/ Pascal Schumacher, JHA Counsellor responsible for migratory issues during the Luxembourgish Presidency
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It’s time to take action to protect stateless persons from arbitrary detention

The immigration detention of stateless persons is one of the silent tragedies of our globalised world that plays out behind closed doors, away from…
/ François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
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“What do you mean by stateless?” – Arbitrary detention of stateless persons in Poland

In Poland statelessness doesn’t exist. Or so it would seem, for there are almost no official records of stateless persons. Those who are stateless…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Legal Aid Centre The Haliny Nieć
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Tackling statelessness in Europe: actions, reflections & new ENS materials

Join un for the launch of new ENS toolkit on Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention accompanied by exhibition of Greg Constantine's…
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Civil Society Submission on the right of every child to acquire a nationality under Article 7 CRC - Estonia

This civil society submission by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the European Network on Statelessness highlights problems in the…
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No nationality, no rights – Statelessness affecting Dominicans of Haitian descent

Two years ago the Dominican Constitutional Court judgement 168/13 deprived hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their…
/ Laura Quintana Soms, Minority Rights Group
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Realising the right of every child to a nationality through the Convention on the Rights of the Child

When talking about how to end childhood statelessness in Europe, we often jump straight to the special standards that are contained in the 1961…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Directory, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Using the UN Human Rights Special Procedures to address statelessness

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have not to date made as much use as they could of the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures to raise and…
/ Rachel Brett
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 25th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Ireland

This joint submission by the Immigrant Council of Ireland , the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the European Network on Statelessness to…
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 25th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Hungary

This submission to the the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to Hungary was made by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, European Network on…
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'Transforming Our World’ - How can we make sure no one is left behind?

In September, the leaders of the United Nations Member States will meet to adopt the global agenda for development post-2015, the document…
/ Tendayi Bloom
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Let’s talk about the army

How is the army relevant to statelessness? Conscription, a compulsory participation of citizens in their states’ military, still exists in over 60…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam