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UK Home Office should seek to remove barriers faced by stateless children born in the UK rather than making it more difficult for them to acquire British citizenship

Following an online consultation on its "New Plan for Immigration", the UK Government needs to ensure that any proposed amendment to the…
/ Cynthia Orchard, ENS Individual member and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research at the European Network on Statelessness
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Russia’s Constitutional Court delivers questionable ruling on nationality stripping

Last month, Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled that there is no lack of clarity in legal provisions that make it possible to strip a person of their…
/ Olga Abramenko, Expert at ADC Memorial
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Hungary

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Hungary, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Ireland

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Ireland, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
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List of speakers at ENS' webinar "Annual state of play assessment on statelessness in Europe" Videos

WEBINAR: Annual state of play assessment on statelessness in Europe

This webinar was timed to correspond with the publication of our annual StatelessnessINDEX state of play assessment and discuss key trends with…
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A presentation of the StatelessnessINDEX Editorial

Three years on, ENS #StatelessnessINDEX points to slow and fragile progress towards ending statelessness in Europe

Today we are launching the annual update of our Statelessness Index, which now assesses and compares 27 European countries, examining how they…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, European Network on Statelessness
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Shamima Begum Supreme Court judgment: What are the implications for statelessness cases?

Last week, the UK Supreme Court ruled in the case of Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department, in favour of the Secretary of State and…
/ Alison Harvey, No5 Chambers and ENS Individual Member
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Iceland’s accession to UN Statelessness Conventions reminds us how much more still needs to be done across Europe

On 26th January, Iceland acceded to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
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Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons?

Malta finally acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons on 11 December 2019 after numerous calls from civil society…
/ Jo Venkov - Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging