Database Editorial

Using litigation to end statelessness

Since founding in 2014, strategic litigation has always been a priority for the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and its members. As a former…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
Online Debate Videos

Using litigation to end statelessness

Online debate on the role of litigation in addressing statelessness to mark the launch of our new Statelessness Case Law Database.
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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…
Russian passport being cut with scissors Blog

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
British passport cover Blog

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
Court of Justice of the European Union Blog

Protecting the right to a nationality for children of same-sex couples in the EU – A key issue before the CJEU in V.M.A. v Stolichna Obsthina (C-490/20)

The enjoyment of LGBTIQ* rights varies across Europe. As a result, children of same-sex couples can face problems with recognition of civil status,…
/ Patrícia Cabral – Legal Policy Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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Sudita Keita v. Hungary – another landmark ruling from Strasbourg on the right to private and family life of stateless people

This week, in the case of Sudita Keita v. Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on…
/ Patrícia Cabral, Legal Policy Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Mennesson v France and 2019 ECtHR advisory opinion concerning the recognition in domestic law of a legal parent

** This is an edited version of a longer article first published in the Statelessness and Citizenship Review. Thanks to Adam and SCR for their…
/ Adam Weiss, Director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)
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Unsettled Status – The CJEU’s judgment in Bilali C-720/17 on statelessness and subsidiary protection

This blog considers the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Bilali v Bundesamt für Fremdenwesen und Asyl C-…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Statelessness is back (not that it ever went away...)

Citizenship deprivation and statelessness are very much back in fashion. States increasingly resort to such measures to deal with those returning…
/ Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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Mr Bilali and the uncertain country of origin – statelessness and subsidiary protection in the CJEU case of Bilali C-720/17

What does the case of Bilali in the Court of Justice of the European Union tell us about the responsibility of states to deal appropriately and…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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How the Dutch immigration office prevented a strategic litigation case from unfolding in a decisive court decision for stateless individuals without legal stay

It all started in 2009. The then 22-year-old Nayif Negim travelled from Qatar, where he was born and raised, to Sweden. He had a valid visa to stay…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & researcher, ASKV Refugee Support)