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"Everyone has the right to a nationality!"

European Network on Statelessness is committed to ending statelessness and ensuring that the estimated 600,000 people living in Europe without a…
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Waiting for a nationality - Stateless in Spain

Meimuna, a young Sahrawi woman, had to wait three years before she was granted recognition as a stateless person. Whilst Spain’s law on asylum…
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ENS and Fundacion Cepaim call for legislative reforms to improve the situation of stateless people in Spain

In a joint letter sent to the Spanish Prime Minister yesterday, ENS and Fundación Cepaim launched a campaign calling on Spain to introduce critical…
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Equating the rights of stateless persons with refugees in Spain

The new law should raise the standard of protection for those applying for stateless status and equate it to Spain’s law on asylum which offers a…
/ Nacho Hernández Moreno. Lawyer, International Affairs Department, Fundación Cepaim
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ENS Interview - Nacho Hernández

ENS caught up with Nacho Hernández, Lawyer in the International Affairs Department of Fundación Cepaim, a Spain based civil society organisation and…
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Statelessness: A blind spot on Austria’s human rights record

Austria is often praised by its official representatives as a model country concerning human rights protection, with a positive record on…
/ Leonhard Call, independent human rights consultant
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How far do citizenship laws in European Union Member States safeguard the children born there from statelessness?

Most European Union Member States participate in the international conventions concerning statelessness of 1954 and 1961, and have certain laws that…
/ Merve Erdilmen (Doctoral Student, Department of Political Science, McGill University) and Iseult Honohan (Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin)
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The lives of stateless refugees in the Netherlands

Based on the article “Het lot van de staatloze vluchteling: ‘Niemand wil ons hebben’“ published in ‘Het Parool’ on 28 January 2020, written by Joset…
/ Marlotte van Dael, project coordinator & researcher at ASKV Refugee Support
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 30: Action still needed to fulfil every child’s right to a nationality in Europe

On World Children’s Day, politicians, civil society representatives, children and others gathered at the European Parliament for a high-level…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Stateless Syrians in Europe: Navigating the “Knowledge Gap”

Over the last two years, I have participated in the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)’s…
/ Thomas McGee is a PhD researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, University of Melbourne
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Mr Bilali and the uncertain country of origin – statelessness and subsidiary protection in the CJEU case of Bilali C-720/17

What does the case of Bilali in the Court of Justice of the European Union tell us about the responsibility of states to deal appropriately and…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging