Dr Marie Claire van Hout Interviews

Interview with Professor Dr Marie Claire Van Hout

Dr Marie Claire Van Hout is Professor of Public Health Policy and Practice at the Liverpool John Moore’s University, United Kingdom. She is a regular…
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Interview with Laura van Waas - Co-director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

Laura is a co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and one of the co-founders of the European Network on Statelessness. In more…
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Problems Faced by the Bidoons in the UK

The word ‘Bidoon’ refers to a diverse group of people in Kuwait who at the time of the country's move to independence were not given nationality.…
/ Nasser Al-Anezy, Chair and director of the Kuwaiti Community Association & Katia Bianchini, Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity
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New report confirms the urgency for Malta to revise its detention regime

New report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Malta” published today by ENS and aditus foundation warns that widespread use…
/ Neil Falzon, aditus foundation
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No nationality, no rights – Statelessness affecting Dominicans of Haitian descent

Two years ago the Dominican Constitutional Court judgement 168/13 deprived hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent of their…
/ Laura Quintana Soms, Minority Rights Group
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Using the UN Human Rights Special Procedures to address statelessness

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have not to date made as much use as they could of the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures to raise and…
/ Rachel Brett
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Let’s talk about the army

How is the army relevant to statelessness? Conscription, a compulsory participation of citizens in their states’ military, still exists in over 60…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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The right to a legal identity or the right to a legal ID?

Proposed target 16.9 of the soon-to-be-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reads: Provide legal identity to all, including birth…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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What (more) can the EU do to help address statelessness in its external human rights action?

As international interest in tackling statelessness grows, a question that repeatedly surfaces is: what role can X organisation, Y country or even Z…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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ENS launches Good Practices Guide on Statelessness Determination and Protection to Mark International Human Rights Day

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) celebrates International Human Rights Day today, by launching its inaugural publication “Statelessness…
/ European Network on Statelessness
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Europe’s National Human Rights Institutions put statelessness on the agenda

Nationality is a human right. The right to a nationality was established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has been reaffirmed in…
/ Stans Goudsmit (Commissioner with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights) and Laura van Waas (Manager Tilburg University Statelessness Programme)
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Statelessness, Human Rights and Development: It's time to Connect the Dots

The worlds of ‘human rights’ and ‘development’ have for many decades run parallel to each other, blindingly indifferent to the complementarity of…
/ Amal de Chickera