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Children born in the largest refugee camp in the world teach us what being stateless means to them

From being born without a State in the world's largest refugee camp to struggling to gain nationality in diaspora communities, statelessness has…
/ Sirazul Islam, Youth Director of British Rohingya Community UK (BRC)
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Might a ‘victory for human rights’ in the Netherlands benefit stateless children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): possible applications of Zhao v the Netherlands

Can strategic litigation help end childhood statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? And could the outcomes of strategic litigation…
/ Yoana Kuzmova, Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Director at Boston University’s International Human Rights Clinic & Thomas McGee, PhD Researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (both members of the MENA Statelessness Network, Hawiati
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An update on barriers to citizenship facing stateless children in the UK

This blog provides analysis of recent changes affecting children’s rights to be registered as British citizens with particular focus on fees and…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds (The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC)) and Steve Valdez-Symonds (Amnesty UK)
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Landmark judgment from Spain: court grants Spanish nationality to a stateless child born en route (a case of “invisible children”)

In 2021, a Spanish court has remarkably recognised as a Spanish national a child who lacked a birth certificate as she was born in transit in Morocco…
/ José Alberto Navarro (lawyer) and Laura Lozano (alumnus) of Uría Menéndez and Fundación Profesor Uría, and Cristina Manzanedo (Programa Ödos)
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Reflections from our UK childhood statelessness project as the toxic Nationality and Borders Act 2022 passes into law

To the dismay of many in the UK but especially civil society, last week, the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 crossed the final line and came into…
/ Andie Lambe, Independent Consultant for ENS – Childhood Statelessness in the UK & Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research, ENS
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Transforming Gender Discriminatory Legal Frameworks: Reflecting on Transitional Justice as a Site for Combating Statelessness in Syria

This blog was first published by the University of Melbourne's Critical Statelessness Studies Blog in January 2022. We are re-posting it now to…
/ Roua Al Taweel, PhD researcher at Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute (TJI)
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Vicious circles of Roma statelessness in Serbia – A road map

The Roma community in Serbia continues to endure challenges when it comes to birth registration and citizenship acquisition. The risk of…
/ Ivanka Kostic – Advocacy Consultant on Statelessness, Praxis, Serbia
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Joint submission to the UK House of Commons Public Bill Committee: Nationality & Borders Bill

This joint submission by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), and…
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WEBINAR: Childhood statelessness in the UK & the upcoming Nationality and Borders Bill

On 9 Sep 2021 the European Network on Statelessness hosted a panel of child rights and statelessness experts, to discuss the changes in the upcoming…
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Invisible Kids Report, July 2021 Events

Childhood statelessness in the UK & the upcoming Nationality and Borders Bill

The European Network on Statelessness is hosting a panel of child rights and statelessness experts, to discuss the changes in the upcoming…
09 September 2021 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
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Will the new Nationality and Borders Bill increase childhood statelessness in the UK?

Statelessness is one of the least understood aspects of the myriad of immigration and citizenship issues in the UK. Few people are aware of it, fewer…
/ Andie Lambe - Independent Consultant for ENS - Childhood Statelessness in the UK
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EU strategy on the rights of the child marks an important step towards addressing childhood statelessness

In an important step towards ending childhood statelessness, the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child recognises the impact of statelessness on…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness