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ENS and AIRE Centre file a third party submission to the ECtHR on Pham v. UK

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and The AIRE Centre have filed a third party submission to the European Court of Human Rights in the case…
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Russia’s Constitutional Court delivers questionable ruling on nationality stripping

Last month, Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled that there is no lack of clarity in legal provisions that make it possible to strip a person of their…
/ Olga Abramenko, Expert at ADC Memorial
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 39th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Ireland

This joint submission to the 39th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Ireland, was submitted by the European Network on Statelessness, the Institute…
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Shamima Begum Supreme Court judgment: What are the implications for statelessness cases?

Last week, the UK Supreme Court ruled in the case of Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department, in favour of the Secretary of State and…
/ Alison Harvey, No5 Chambers and ENS Individual Member
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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