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"Enough talk, we need concrete proposals" - Protecting the right to nationality in Macedonia

In November 2017 the newly elected Prime minister of Republic of Macedonia Mr. Zoran Zaev announced that his government will adopt a comprehensive…
/ Zoran Drangovski, President of Macedonian Young Layers Association (MYLA)
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“You must belong to a state, you did not just fall from the sky!”

UNHCR launched the #IBelong campaign in November 2014 with the goal to end statelessness by 2024. Within this context, the UNHCR Office for…
/ Anja Klug, Head of Office at UNHCR Office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein
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Not just a simple twist of fate: statelessness in Lithuania and Latvia

Statelessness seems to just happen to people, doesn’t it? Quirky circumstances of birth, unexpected conflict causing people to migrate, state…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Spain accedes to the Convention on Reduction of Statelessness

This week some good news from Spain as it formally acceded to the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. At an event hosted by the…
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In praise of the 1961 Statelessness Convention

It is a lot better to have a stateless person’s travel document than to be undocumented.
/ Alison Harvey, No5 Chambers London; @aliromah
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The appalling mistreatment of a stateless human rights activist, barriers to British citizenship, and the power to bring change

Persecution and statelessness inflicted by the Bahraini Government Sayed Alwadaei is a soft-spoken but determined man from Bahrain. There is…
/ Cynthia Orchard Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator, Asylum Aid / Migrants Resource Centre
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 32nd Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Macedonia

This submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in Macedonia was submitted by The Macedonian Young Lawyers…
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A rights-based approach to addressing statelessness

To have a right to something - say, food - it not just about having enough of that: a slave can be well nourished 
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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Joint alternative report on Serbia to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Alternative report on Serbia prepared by Praxis, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, the European Network on Statelessness and the European…
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Windrush scandal exposes what may lie ahead for children born in the UK growing up without citizenship

Last year, we wrote about the many barriers to stateless children born in the UK exercising their right to register as British citizens. Those…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
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The normalisation of exceptional powers: deprivation of nationality in France and in the UK

It is now widely accepted that the post 9/11 context prompted a dilution of the rights attached to citizenship.
/ Rachel Pougnet, PhD candidate at University of Bristol
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 31st Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Malta

This submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in Malta was submitted by aditus, the Institute on Statelessness…
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