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Seizing new opportunities to address statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Following a decade of restrictive measures on migration and nationality matters, in late 2013 the Constitutional Tribunal in Santo Domingo issued a…
/ Bridget Wooding - Director, Observatory Caribbean Migrants, Dominican Republic
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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity…really? Why France’s forsaken “children of ISIS”* may grow up to view the French Republic’s values differently.

There are currently an estimated 300 French children stranded in various displacement camps in Northeastern Syria. Deprivation of nationality of one…
/ Philomene Franssen, MA Candidate at the University Of London and Independent Consultant
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In varietate concordia? Loss of nationality in the EU

There is no such thing as a European code regulating access to (and loss of) European citizenship. Whoever wants to know how to gain or lose EU…
/ Dr. Jules Lepoutre, Université Côte d’Azur
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The counter-productiveness of deprivation of nationality as a national security measure

This week, and after two and half years of research involving 60 international experts, a set of Principles on Deprivation of Nationality as a…
/ Dr. Christophe Paulussen, Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut & Dr. Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Burden of proof in statelessness cases and the meaning of “by operation of its law”

The UK’s practice of depriving persons of their British citizenship when they are outside its territory belies its assurance, in the form of a duly…
/ Alison Harvey, Barrister at No5 Chambers
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Deprivation of nationality on national security grounds in Australia: Part of a wider trend

Citizenship stripping on national security grounds is being used with increasing frequency across Europe. The so-called ‘foreign fighter’ phenomenon…
/ Timnah Baker, Research Fellow, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness
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The power to deprive: prejudiced and precarious citizenship

“The baby turned blue and was cold.” Shamima Begum’s three-week-old son Jarrah has died in the Al-Roj camp in Syria. This is Shamima Begum’s third…
/ Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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The appalling mistreatment of a stateless human rights activist, barriers to British citizenship, and the power to bring change

Persecution and statelessness inflicted by the Bahraini Government Sayed Alwadaei is a soft-spoken but determined man from Bahrain. There is…
/ Cynthia Orchard Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator, Asylum Aid / Migrants Resource Centre
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The normalisation of exceptional powers: deprivation of nationality in France and in the UK

It is now widely accepted that the post 9/11 context prompted a dilution of the rights attached to citizenship.
/ Rachel Pougnet, PhD candidate at University of Bristol
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Citizenship deprivation: differential treatment or discrimination?

After just three months in office, the Netherland’s Minister of Justice, Ferdinand Grapperhaus has already expressed his intention to strip two dual…
/ Sangita Jaghai, PhD Candidate Tilburg Law School
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Turkish despair: The stripping of Turkish citizenship by the state

Imagine your day being interrupted by a call from an old friend from home. You are delighted to hear his voice, and inquiries about mutual friends…
/ Amal de Chickera, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Stateless persons’ entitlement to citizenship and Denmark’s call for dilution of state obligations

Since 2011, Danish politicians have called for a reinterpretation, modernisation or change of the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Eva Ersbøll – Lawyer, ENS Associate Member