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Briefing on the right to a nationality of children born to Palestinian parents in Belgium

In response to recent reports that the Belgian Immigration Office has incentivised municipalities to withdraw the Belgian nationality of children…
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Buildings of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Kirchberg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, in November 2006 with flags of the then 25 member states in the foreground. To the right is Anneau building, which encircles the Ancien Palais building. In the centre background is the Thomas More building. News

ECJ Advocate-General Opinion on Palestinian Refugees: A Step in the Right Direction

ENS welcomes the opinion issued by Advocate-General Emiliou of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a step in the right direction to addressing and…
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Joint submission on Georgia to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Rights Georgia and the European Network on Statelessness made a joint submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child for the 97th Pre-…
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New statelessness legislation in the Netherlands: worth the wait?

On the 6th of June 2023, Dutch Parliament finally passed a legislation package on statelessness that has been in the making since 2014. It introduces…
/ Caia Vlieks, Utrecht University and Katja Swider, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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WEBINAR: Children’s right to a nationality and birth registration

This webinar aims to build practical awareness of how to recognise risks of statelessness and ensure that refugee children are protected and have…
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WEBINAR: Children’s right to a nationality and birth registration

This webinar aims to build practical awareness of how to recognise risks of statelessness and ensure that refugee children are protected and have…
16 May 2023 13:00 - 13:45 CEST
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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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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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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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Sweden needs automatic acquisition of nationality at birth for stateless children – here’s why

On the first January 2023 Sweden will inaugurate its six-month Presidency of the European Union Council. Currently we still know little about the…
/ Jesus Tolmo García, PhD candidate, University of Murcia
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Nationality & Borders Bill Briefing for House of Lords Committee Stage

This briefing concerns Clause 9 ‘deprivation of citizenship’ and Clause 10 ‘stateless minors’ of Part 1 (Nationality) of the Nationality &…
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Are parents of foundlings really “unknown”? - Avoiding statelessness under international nationality law

In popular understanding around the world, “foundlings” are often imagined as abandoned babies found outside churches. In practice, this limited…
/ Mai Kaneko-Iwase, PhD (Law), Researcher, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands*