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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)
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Reflections from Madrid and galvanising action to solve statelessness in Europe

The launch of a new strategy is always a moment for looking both back and forwards. This week we published our new five-year strategic plan Solving…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Interview with Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of the Directorate for General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe

Following our lunchtime event in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe, ENS spoke with Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director General of the Directorate for…
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Alpeyeva and Dzhalagoniya v. Russia: Mass-confiscation of passports violates ECHR Article 8

On 12 June the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) declared a violation of the right to private life (Article 8) of two individuals who were left…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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Hoti v. Croatia – a landmark decision by the European Court of Human Rights on residence rights of a stateless person

Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that Croatia’s failure to ensure stability of residence for Mr. Hoti, who lived in Croatia…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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“The applicant, a stateless person” – Roma, statelessness and the European Court of Human Rights

On 15 June 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), communicated the case HASANI v. the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Application…
/ Ivan Kochovski, Member of Macedonian Young Lawyers Association