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ENS launches Good Practices Guide on Statelessness Determination and Protection to Mark International Human Rights Day

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) celebrates International Human Rights Day today, by launching its inaugural publication “Statelessness…
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ENS Good Practice Guide on Statelessness Determination and the Protection Status of Stateless Persons

This ENS guide draws on good practice examples from those states that already have dedicated statelessness determination procedures in place, and is…
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Is The Netherlands next to introduce a statelessness determination procedure?

On 4 December 2013 the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (College Mensenrechten) and UNHCR held a seminar on the protection of stateless…
/ Maxim Ferschtman, Open Society Justice Initiative
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Out of Limbo: Promoting the right of stateless Roma people to a legal status in Italy

A significant proportion of Roma people originating from the Balkans and living in Italy are stateless or at risk of statelessness. In most cases…
/ Elena Rozzi – Member of ASGI’s Board and coordinator of the project Out of Limbo
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A ray of hope for stateless Sahrawis in Spain?

The majority of the applications for the statelessness status in Spain come from applicants of Western Saharan origin, or Sahrawis[1]. However, this…
/ Valeriia Cherednichenko, PhD researcher in Advanced Studies in Human Rights at Charles III University of Madrid (Spain)
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A time for action - ENS launches campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe

Since its launch in June last year the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has attracted  50 new member organisations in over 30 European…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid
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Proving statelessness: evidential issues for refused asylum seekers

The introduction of a statelessness determination procedure in the UK in April 2013 was a welcome development. However, it has thrown into sharp…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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A Government Approach to Moving Statelessness Forward on the International Agenda

The last ENS blog entry dealt with the emergence of the issue of statelessness on the international agenda. Following this approach my contribution…
/ Dr. Tamás MOLNÁR - Head of Unit for Migration, Asylum and Border Management, Hungarian Ministry of Interior
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Bringing legal ghosts out of the shadows – Welcoming a new UK statelessness determination procedure

Back in November 2011 Asylum Aid and UNHCR published their joint study Mapping Statelessness in the United Kingdom. Over the course of a year we…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid
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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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Statelessness having been mapped, it’s time to act now for Belgian authorities, before momentum passes

Last Wednesday 6th February 2013, UNHCR finally presented its ‘Mapping Statelessness in Belgium’ report in the National Parliament.
/ Ruben Wissing, Jurist policy coordinator at Belgian Refugee Council (BCHV-CBAR)
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Statelessness Status Determination in Italy: Quality Assurance Needed!

Previous posts have highlighted the importance of statelessness status determination procedures for providing protection to stateless persons (here…
/ Laura Bingham, legal officer for the equality/citizenship issue area of the Open Society Justice Initiative