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Iceland’s accession to UN Statelessness Conventions reminds us how much more still needs to be done across Europe

On 26th January, Iceland acceded to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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The time is now: upholding the rights of stateless refugees and migrants in EU asylum and migration law and policy

The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum - long-anticipated by migration and asylum actors - is a set of legislative and policy proposals laid out by the…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, European Network on Statelessness
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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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A Stateless Person’s Take on ‘Stateless’

The Netflix series 'Stateless' caught my attention as well as that of my friends and colleagues months prior to its official release. How could it…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
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Shapeless shapes: a call to action to shape our future

These are the three major themes I learned from graduate school: firstly, the world is not what it seems to be; secondly, it is more complicated than…
/ Hanna Kim - Author of Shapeless Shapes, Soros Equality Fellow, United Stateless Ally
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I am not alone: the United Stateless of America

For the past twenty years — my entire life — my parents and I have struggled to prove my nationality. It felt to me as if they had trouble proving…
/ Daiana Lilo, United Stateless Member
Interviews

Interview - Azizbek Ashurov, winner of the 2019 Nansen Award

Azizbek Ashurov is winner of the prestigious UNHCR 2019 Nansen Refugee Award for his work to support the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming…
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Churches’ response to statelessness: challenging the policies and rhetoric creating statelessness

Religious institutions and their extended networks offer valuable avenues to address statelessness. These deep-rooted communities provide care for…
/ Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler, Director of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and a pastor at the Church of the Brethren
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A State of Less

When you are stateless, you live your whole life in limbo, from the day you were born until the day you die.
/ Lynn Khatib, Social activist
Interviews

ENS Interview: Documenting statelessness with Greg Constantine

ENS caught up with Greg Constantine, an award winning documentary photographer, while in the midst of organising his next trip to Europe to speak at…
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Ensuring gender equal nationality laws is key to ending statelessness

If statelessness is to be eradicated, it is vital that all States ensure that women and men have equal nationality rights – rights that govern one’s…
/ Catherine Harrington, Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
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No child should be stateless – It’s simple, solvable and time to make sure that no child is!

Why are children still being born in stateless in Europe in 2015? Why, when this stands at odds with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness