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Protecting the right to a nationality for children of same-sex couples in the EU – A key issue before the CJEU in V.M.A. v Stolichna Obsthina (C-490/20)

The enjoyment of LGBTIQ* rights varies across Europe. As a result, children of same-sex couples can face problems with recognition of civil status,…
/ Patrícia Cabral – Legal Policy Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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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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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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Ukraine’s most vulnerable children deserve a passport too

Children born in the occupied territories of Ukraine face a real risk of statelessness. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, only 43…
/ Anna Babko, Legal analyst at the CF “The Right to Protection”
The girl who lost her country Blog

The Girl Who Lost Her Country

Hello there! I’m glad you stopped by. I’d like to introduce you to someone very special. Meet Neha. She is just 12 years old. (It’s funny how we…
/ Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Windrush scandal exposes what may lie ahead for children born in the UK growing up without citizenship

Last year, we wrote about the many barriers to stateless children born in the UK exercising their right to register as British citizens. Those…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
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#MYCS2017 - The first ever Malaysian Youth Congress on Statelessness

It has only been just over a month since the successful conclusion of the inaugural Malaysian Youth Network on Statelessness 2017 (MYCS 2017) and…
/ Nandakumar NK and Gwendoline Esther Hay, Malaysian Youth Congress on Statelessness Delegates
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Spotlight on childhood statelessness in Austria

Today, at a launch event in Vienna, DLA Piper, Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) will publish a report that…
/ Nina Murray, European Network on Statelessness, Carolin Seifriedsberger, DLA Piper, and Esther Ludwig, Diakonie Flüchtlingsdienst
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Barriers to citizenship facing stateless children born in the UK

Stateless children born in the UK have a right to register as British citizens after living here for a continuous period of five years. But various…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds, PRCBC and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK
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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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Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees

In response to the large number of refugees entering Sweden in 2015, the government implemented a temporary asylum policy. Sweden’s Prime Minister,…
/ Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (Malmö University)
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Risks of statelessness for children of undocumented parents in Europe

A version of this article was first published in the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion’s the World's Stateless 2017 report.
/ Lilana Keith, Advocacy Officer on Children’s Rights and Labour Rights at PICUM