Council of Europe Editorial

Bridging the gap – can a Council of Europe initiative and intergovernmental conference next week deliver improved protection for stateless people?

I have lost count of the number of determined but wistful expressions I have seen on the faces of stateless people desperately seeking to end their…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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WEBINAR: Is Europe falling behind on statelessness determination and protection?

On 14 September the European Network on Statelessness hosted a webinar to mark the publication of a new Statelessness Index briefing on statelessness…
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#StatelessnessINDEX briefing: Statelessness determination and protection in Europe: good practice, challenges, and risks

Stateless people face the risk of rights violations every day. The main reason for this is that most European States still don’t have an established…
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Is Europe falling behind on statelessness determination and protection?

On Tuesday 14 September (14.00-15.00 CEST) you are invited to attend a webinar marking the publication of a new Statelessness Index briefing on…
14 September 2021 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Recognised Stateless Person who spent over a decade in limbo, photographed in London during lockdown. © UNHCR/Katie Barlow. Blog

I Am Human: New UNHCR report reveals the experiences of stateless people in the UK

In the final instalment of our three blog series focusing on the UK, the experiences of stateless people are brought to light in UNHCR’s new report,…
/ Zainnab Makele, Protection Associate, UNHCR UK
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'Awaiting' - Stateless lives in Hungary

In 2007, Hungary was the world’s fifth country to introduce a statelessness determination procedure and protection status for those identified as…
/ Anikó Bakonyi (Senior Programme Officer, Hungarian Helsinki Committee) and Gábor Gyulai (Refugee Programme Director, Hungarian Helsinki Committee and ENS Board Member)
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Representing stateless people in the UK: a practitioner’s view

A recently published UNHCR audit of statelessness determination in the UK showed that, whilst there is some positive practice in the UK’s…
/ Claire Splawn - Statelessness Project Coordinator and Caseworker, Asylum Aid
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Statelessness Determination in the UK: UNHCR audit reveals the need for fundamental changes in approaches taken to decision making

UNHCR has published a report detailing findings from its audit of the UK's statelessness determination procedure. The report reveals a number of…
/ Sarah Elliott – Legal Officer, UNHCR UK
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Statelessness and the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration: Analysis and Recommendations

Our analysis focuses on the impact the proposals set out by the European Commission in September 2020 would have on the fundamental rights of…
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The time is now: upholding the rights of stateless refugees and migrants in EU asylum and migration law and policy

The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum - long-anticipated by migration and asylum actors - is a set of legislative and policy proposals laid out by the…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, European Network on Statelessness
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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people Blog

Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people

Ukraine is on the verge of a decisive step that will bring the State closer to solving the problem of statelessness, by establishing in law a…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur - Legal Analyst, Right to Protection & Oleksandr Snitko - Project Manager, Desyate Kvitnya (The Tenth Of April)