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ENS launches new campaign: 'None of Europe's Children should be Stateless'

No child chooses to be stateless. It is a fundamental truth that every child belongs – to this world, to a place and to a community – and this…
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Launch of ENS Campaign - None of Europe’s children should be stateless

He has your infectious smile and your partners bright, warm eyes. He shares your jovial nature and your partner’s ease in connecting with people and…
/ Laura van Waas, Campaign Consultant and member of the ENS Advisory Committee
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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
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Statelessness among children in Latvia: current situation, challenges and possible solutions

Although about 96% of all permanently residing children in Latvia are Latvian citizens, the statelessness among non-citizens’ children has attracted…
/ Svetlana Djackova, Latvian Centre for Human Rights
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The case of Valjbona and her children - lack of birth registration leaves many Roma children in a situation of undetermined nationality for an extended period of time

“Once I acquire nationality, my children will finally be able to go to the doctor’s when necessary and I will not have to pay for medicines. Nearby…
/ Ivanka Kostic, Executive Director, Praxis
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Networking for change – Statelessness events in Strasbourg and making a difference?

Perhaps borne from a certain sense of frustration, many of us working on statelessness often feel compelled to emphasise the hidden nature of the…
/ Chris Nash, Coordinator of the European Network on Statelessness
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Europe must not allow its children to grow up without a nationality

How do you explain statelessness to a child? Yes, you were born here. And yes, mummy comes from here. And yes, daddy comes from here. And yes, you…
/ Laura van Waas, Senior Researcher and Manager of the Statelessness Programme, Tilburg University
Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices Publications

Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has published a new report, Preventing Childhood Statelessness in Europe: Issues, Gaps and Good Practices.
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Abandoned by parents, neglected by the State

„...I just want to get an ID card, like other citizens, and then register the birth of my children. My greatest wish is that my children go to…
/ Marija Drazovic, Legal Advisor, Praxis
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Nationality Unknown? Promising steps, but still a risk of statelessness at birth in Hungary

Hungary is a state party to all statelessness-related international conventions, and as one of the few states in the world to operate a specific…
/ Gábor Gyulai, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Chair of the ENS Steering Committee
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Every child belongs

When raising awareness of the importance of birth registration, organisations like Plan and UNICEF have done a good job of devising compelling…
/ Laura van Waas, Senior Researcher and Manager, Statelessness Programme, Tilburg University