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Legal briefing: Statelessness and the prohibition on discrimination against Romani communities

This legal briefing analyses the principle of non-discrimination and its impact on the prevention and reduction of statelessness among Romani…
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Navigating Limbo: Rights of stateless people during the ongoing war in Ukraine

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine that started in February 2022 has worsened an already complicated situation for stateless and undocumented people…
/ Olena Tarasiuk, Anastasiia Koval and Sofiia Kordonets, Right to Protection
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Preventing Statelessness and Nationality Loss in the context of Climate Change

This week, a pioneering report was launched that presents the first in-depth analysis of the legal risks of statelessness and nationality loss in the…
/ Michelle Foster, Nicola Hard, Hélène Lambert and Jane McAdam
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
Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe Videos

Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

A free webinar organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), as part of the Initiative for Children in Migration. This webinar explores…
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Even where countries in Europe recognise marriage equality, children born to same-sex families remain at risk of statelessness

Every year the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ*) are still not…
/ Björn Sieverding, Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), Vice President
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Statelessness in Sweden and the case of unreturnable Moroccan "street children" left at risk of statelessness

Almost a year has passed since UNHCR published its 2016 report Mapping Statelessness in Sweden, which critiqued Sweden for its lack of an official…
/ Isabelle Rothstein, MSc Global Migration (UCL) & Legal Volunteer (Asylum Aid)
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A life in limbo: Refused asylum seekers at risk of statelessness

“They let me live like – between. I can’t go back and I can’t live here… If you die, nobody cares really.” (Walid*, Algeria)
/ Catherine Blanchard, Senior Researcher, and Sarah Joy, Researcher - British Red Cross
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China’s hidden children: denied documents and at risk of statelessness

Perched on a child-sized chair, I sat in a makeshift pre-school classroom situated on the ground floor of an apartment complex on the outskirts of…
/ Stephanie Gordon, PhD candidate - University of Leicester
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Am I part of the problem?

/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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CESCR’s recommendation – Serbia to ensure effective access to personal documents for Roma and displaced persons, and in the meantime to facilitate their access to economic, social and cultural rights

In May 2014, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the Second Periodic Report of Serbia on the measures applied and…
/ Ivana Stankovic, Programme Coordinator, Praxis
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Abandoned by parents, neglected by the State

„...I just want to get an ID card, like other citizens, and then register the birth of my children. My greatest wish is that my children go to…
/ Marija Drazovic, Legal Advisor, Praxis