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Briefing on the right to a nationality of children born to Palestinian parents in Belgium

In response to recent reports that the Belgian Immigration Office has incentivised municipalities to withdraw the Belgian nationality of children…
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ECJ Advocate-General Opinion on Palestinian Refugees: A Step in the Right Direction

ENS welcomes the opinion issued by Advocate-General Emiliou of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a step in the right direction to addressing and…
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Why statelessness cannot be ignored in the violence in Gaza and Israel

Joint Statement by the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati), European Network on Statelessness, and Statefree. We issue this statement as three civil…
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Open Call For An Immediate Ceasefire In The Gaza Strip And Israel

We’ve joined over 300 organisations in over 50 countries to show solidarity in calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel.
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Briefing: Palestinians and the search for protection as refugees and stateless persons in Europe

This briefing offers a succinct summary of key issues faced by Palestinians when seeking protection and recommendations to different actors in Europe…
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“It’s a terrible thing to lose hope”: Re-imagining Protection for Palestinians as Refugees and Stateless Persons

I have represented hundreds of refugees and approximately 20 stateless people seeking protection in the UK, most of them with heart-breaking cases.…
/ Cynthia Orchard
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Palestinians and the Search for Protection as Refugees and Stateless Persons

This report is the result of a joint collaboration between ENS and BADIL (the Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights). It…
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‘Syria’s Palestinians: A new Nakba’

Palestinian refugees from Syria are among those most impacted by the country’s brutal 10-year conflict. A new report documents the secondary forced…
/ Tom Rollins, Independent researcher working on Syria and displacement
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Introducing “Hawiati”: A network for stateless solidarity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Statelessness is a significant problem across the MENA. With national legal frameworks in the region taking little account of the reality of…
/ Zahra Albarazi and Thomas McGee - co-coordinators of the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
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Can a Palestinian refugee enjoy the status of a stateless person? A French perspective

This article solely reflects the personal opinion of the author and does not express the views of the Court of Justice, neither the views of other…
/ Giulia Bittoni, Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice of the European Union
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New joint efforts towards ending statelessness in Sweden

On 10 December, the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe organized a breakfast seminar on statelessness in Sweden, bringing together not…
/ Jehna Al-Moushahidi, Founder of the Swedish Organization Against Statelessness
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A State of Less

When you are stateless, you live your whole life in limbo, from the day you were born until the day you die.
/ Lynn Khatib, Social activist