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From Commitments to Achievements? The Zagreb Declaration on Access to Civil Documentation and Registration in South Eastern Europe

We know that there are still around 20,000 people who lack basic civil documentation and registration in South East Europe. This figure can only be…
/ Stéphanie Marsal, Senior Advisor, Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
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Examining the human impact of legal identity documentation – one client at a time

Working on issues like citizenship, equality and inclusion – issues that both inform and are informed by ponderous social constructs like belonging…
/ Laura Bingham, legal officer for the equality/citizenship issue area of the Open Society Justice Initiative
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Legally Invisible, Fighting for Health Care

Vela does not officially exist. Although she has lived in Macedonia all her life, neither she nor her four children have access to health services.…
/ Tamar Ezer is a Senior Program Officer in the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program
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Roma statelessness in Italy – field research reveals long-awaited data

The Italian Council for Refugees (CIR), with the support of Open Society Foundations, issued its study summarizing the results of the project “In…
/ Daniela Di Rado, Italian Council for Refugees (CIR)
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Europe’s Birth Registration Stumbling Blocks

It is well-established that one of the best ways of preventing statelessness is by ensuring universal birth registration of all children, regardless…
/ Christina E. Lee, lawyer and legal researcher
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Governments should act in the best interest of stateless children

Nils Muižnieks, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, has today published a Human Rights Comment on the statelessness of…
/ Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe