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Looking Back on 6 Years at the Helm of UNHCR’s Statelessness Section

After six years as the Chief of the Statelessness Section at UNHCR, Melanie Khanna reflects on the global efforts to end statelessness, tracing the…
/ Melanie Khanna, Outgoing Chief of the Statelessness Section at UNHCR
Recognised Stateless Person who spent over a decade in limbo, photographed in London during lockdown. © UNHCR/Katie Barlow. Blog

I Am Human: New UNHCR report reveals the experiences of stateless people in the UK

In the final instalment of our three blog series focusing on the UK, the experiences of stateless people are brought to light in UNHCR’s new report,…
/ Zainnab Makele, Protection Associate, UNHCR UK
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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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Focus on Europe at the High-Level Segment on Statelessness

In the run-up to the event, ENS prepared a briefing note which outlines our main concerns and the actions needed if Europe is to end statelessness.…
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Statelessness is back (not that it ever went away...)

Citizenship deprivation and statelessness are very much back in fashion. States increasingly resort to such measures to deal with those returning…
/ Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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High-Level Segment on Statelessness: Global Civil Society Statement

Ahead of the High-Level Segment on Statelessness we have joined a global coalition of civil society organisations in issuing a statement to mark the…
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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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Strides toward belonging: The 4th #IBelong campaign anniversary event

Each November since 2014, UNHCR has commemorated the anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign, and November 2018 was no exception. Last week, Government…
/ Radha Govil, UNHCR Senior Legal Officer, Division of International Protection
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The Faces of Statelessness in Europe – the answers to the ‘wheres’, ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ on statelessness

Do you ever wonder where stateless people live, what their day-to-day lives look like or how they try to solve their predicament?
/ Valeriia Cherednichenko, Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Bureau for Europe
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Lessons learned from the Americas: political will and coordinated action to eradicate statelessness

Since the launch of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign in 2014, it has been suggested that the Americas could be the first “statelessness free” region. This…
/ Francisco Quintana, co-founder Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness
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Under the radar: Mapping statelessness in Austria

Statelessness in Austria has been a hidden issue, with stateless people and the problems they face largely invisible. In an attempt to gain a…
/ Haleh Chahrokh, Senior Protection Assistant, UNHCR Austria and Birgit Einzenberger, Senior Protection Associate, UNHCR Austria
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Making the case for the role of young people and civil society in ending statelessness – ENS at the second anniversary of the #iBelong campaign

“How lucky I was that the only obstacle in fulfilling my potential was myself. Whatever I did and wherever I went I did not have to prove who I am,…
/ Ivan Kochovski - ENS Youth Ambassador