Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration Blog

FRA-ECtHR updated Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration: Helping to implement fundamental rights safeguards

European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration is developing fast. The European Convention on Human Rights and European Union (EU) law both…
/ Andreina De Leo, Early Stage Researcher, Maastricht University Faculty of Law; former trainee at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
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ENS and AIRE Centre file a third party submission to the ECtHR on Pham v. UK

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and The AIRE Centre have filed a third party submission to the European Court of Human Rights in the case…
Russias Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches Blog

Russia’s Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches

In Russia, tens of thousands of stateless people are at risk of spending years in detention, but legal change is on the way. 
/ Stephania Kulaeva - Executive Director, ADC Memorial
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Sudita Keita v. Hungary – another landmark ruling from Strasbourg on the right to private and family life of stateless people

This week, in the case of Sudita Keita v. Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on…
/ Patrícia Cabral, Legal Policy Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Mennesson v France and 2019 ECtHR advisory opinion concerning the recognition in domestic law of a legal parent

** This is an edited version of a longer article first published in the Statelessness and Citizenship Review. Thanks to Adam and SCR for their…
/ Adam Weiss, Director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
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Interview with Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of the Directorate for General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe

Following our lunchtime event in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe, ENS spoke with Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of the Directorate for…
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Alpeyeva and Dzhalagoniya v. Russia: Mass-confiscation of passports violates ECHR Article 8

On 12 June the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared a violation of the right to private life (Article 8) of two individuals who were left…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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Hoti v. Croatia – a landmark decision by the European Court of Human Rights on residence rights of a stateless person

Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that Croatia’s failure to ensure stability of residence for Mr. Hoti, who lived in Croatia…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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“The applicant, a stateless person” – Roma, statelessness and the European Court of Human Rights

On 15 June 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), communicated the case HASANI v. the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Application…
/ Ivan Kochovski, Member of Macedonian Young Lawyers Association
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The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness

Who is more Dutch: a child born to Dutch nationals in Australia (child A), or a child born to Australian nationals in the Netherlands (child B)?…
/ Caia Vlieks (Tilburg University) and Katja Swider (University of Amsterdam)
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Strategically litigating statelessness: ENS’s three-year strategy

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is launching its three-year litigation strategy, based on the belief that part of the fight to end…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
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Litigating Strategically: Stateless children born in the EU

Does a child born in the EU, who would have been an EU citizen had the Member State of birth complied with its international obligations, but who is…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam and René de Groot, Maastricht University