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Ahead of next week’s UN global meeting in Geneva: Why Europe must redouble its efforts to tackle statelessness

On Monday, governments and regional institutions from across the globe will gather in Geneva for UNHCR’s High-Level Segment on Statelessness (HLS)…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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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
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From Commitments to Achievements? The Zagreb Declaration on Access to Civil Documentation and Registration in South Eastern Europe

We know that there are still around 20,000 people who lack basic civil documentation and registration in South East Europe. This figure can only be…
/ Stéphanie Marsal, Senior Advisor, Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
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Romani Minorities Caught in-between: Impeded Access to Citizenship and de facto Statelessness in the Post-Yugoslav Space

Since the 2004 and 2007 EU enlargements, Roma became the EU largest minority, but also continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups of citizens…
/ Dr Julija Sardelić, CITSEE Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
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Under the Radar and Under Protected: The Urgent Need to Address Stateless Children’s Rights

UNHCR estimates there are up to six million stateless children around the world, whose lives are insecure and futures are uncertain. Many among them…
/ Inge Sturkenboom, UNHCR Regional Protection Officer (Statelessness)
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Russia and The Baltics: The great statelessness game

The OSCE’s Human Dimension Implementation meeting ended on 5 October in Warsaw, and the Russian government recently summed up the results of the…
/ Sebastian Kohn