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ENS, The AIRE Centre, ECRE, and DCR intervene before the ECtHR on Suji v. Greece

In partnership with The AIRE Centre, the Dutch Refugee Council, and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), ENS has filed a third-party…
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Preventing and solving statelessness in European law

Within the member states of the Council of Europe and the European Union, much remains to be done to address statelessness. While the laws created by…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research & Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Amidst the unspeakable awfulness of the conflict in Ukraine we should not forget the particular protection needs of stateless people

As the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine nears two million, we and our members on the ground have been mobilising to try to get a handle on the…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Iceland’s accession to UN Statelessness Conventions reminds us how much more still needs to be done across Europe

On 26th January, Iceland acceded to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons?

Malta finally acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons on 11 December 2019 after numerous calls from civil society…
/ Jo Venkov - Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Statelessness is back (not that it ever went away...)

Citizenship deprivation and statelessness are very much back in fashion. States increasingly resort to such measures to deal with those returning…
/ Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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Bringing Malta closer to the 1954 Statelessness Convention

The first interaction aditus foundation had with the issue of statelessness in Malta was through our participation in UNHCR’s 2014 country mapping…
/ Neil Falzon, Director of aditus foundation (Malta)
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New book looks at the implementation of the 1954 Convention across the EU

Until the launch of the ENS Statelessness INDEX last month, there was very little information available about how implementation of the 1954…
/ Dr. Katia Bianchini - Researcher at the Max Planck Institute
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Bulgaria is introducing a statelessness determination procedure. Or is it?

On the surface, yes, Bulgaria is for the first time introducing a statelessness determination procedure in its national legislation. But scratch a…
/ Dr. Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
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Ireland’s ad-hoc approach is failing stateless persons: Dublin seminar highlights shortfalls and need for formal procedures

In December 2015, the Council of the European Union’s Conclusions on Statelessness invited the European Commission to launch exchanges of good…
/ Catherine Cosgrave, Legal Services Manager, Immigrant Council of Ireland
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“What do you mean by stateless?” – Arbitrary detention of stateless persons in Poland

In Poland statelessness doesn’t exist. Or so it would seem, for there are almost no official records of stateless persons. Those who are stateless…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Legal Aid Centre The Haliny Nieć
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New report confirms the urgency for Malta to revise its detention regime

New report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Malta” published today by ENS and aditus foundation warns that widespread use…
/ Neil Falzon, aditus foundation