Chinatown, Manchester Blog

Statusless and Stateless Chinese Migrants in the UK

This blog was first published by Border Criminologies in April 2021. We are re-posting it now to highlight the issues raised.
/ Siyu Luo, Doctoral Candidate in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK.
Together We Can: The COVID-19 Impact on Stateless People & A Roadmap for Change Blog

New report on the impacts of coronavirus on stateless people lays out a roadmap for change

On 17 June 2021, the COVID-19 Emergency Statelessness Fund (CESF) Consortium will launch its 2021 Impact Report “Together We Can: The COVID-19 Impact…
/ Vera Karanika, Education and Programme Assistant at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Latvian non-citizen passport Blog

A European Without a Country

I am European, but I am not a citizen of the country where I was born or of any other country.
/ Aleksejs Ivashuk
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The only way to overcome COVID-19 is to work together: Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response

A few weeks ago, a group of 20 stateless activists and community representatives from different countries in Europe came together with ENS’ support,…
/ Remzi Medik, President, Bairska Svetlina – Centre for Development of Roma Community, North Macedonia
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Investor citizenship must not be used as a remedy for statelessness

When I started to look into the sale of passports a decade ago, there had been hardly any academic research on the topic. Yet with the increasing…
/ Jelena Dzankic, GLOBALCIT coordinator
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Citizenship Under Threat in Myanmar: A Shared Experience

“Why!? Our parents were citizens, but we didn’t get any citizenship cards! We are nationals, but we have to get permission like foreigners to go…
/ Natalie Brinham - Independent consultant and Myanmar specialist
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New #RomaBelong research documents the effects of statelessness on Roma living in Ukraine and sets recommendation on how to tackle it

Even though Ukraine was among the first post-Soviet countries to adopt its own legislation on citizenship, the issue of statelessness continues to…
/ Mykhailo Sorochyshyn, The Tenth of April
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Shining a light on the link between statelessness and minorities

The UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities, Fernand de Varennes, is currently in the process of compiling a thematic report on the link between…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research at the European Network on Statelessness (ENS)
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How to square a circle: contemplating the shades of minority statelessness

In present times, ever more people dream of not being tied up to a certain state and becoming ‘citizens of everywhere’. This post-national dream…
/ Dr Julija Sardelić, Marie Curie Skłodowska Postdoctoral Fellow LINES – Leuven International and European Studies, University of Leuven
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Denial and denigration: How discrimination feeds statelessness

Ethnic, national, religious and linguistic minorities make up a disproportionate number of the world’s stateless population. While statelessness may…
/ Andrea Spitálszky, Europe Legal Officer, Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
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Turkish despair: The stripping of Turkish citizenship by the state

Imagine your day being interrupted by a call from an old friend from home. You are delighted to hear his voice, and inquiries about mutual friends…
/ Amal de Chickera, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Sharing good practice on ending statelessness in the OSCE area

In its latest Mid-Year Trends 2016 UNHCR estimates at least 10 million people to be stateless globally. Approximately one-third of them are children…
/ Anisa Goshi and Frank Remus, UNHCR Liaison Office Vienna