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New statelessness legislation in the Netherlands: worth the wait?

On the 6th of June 2023, Dutch Parliament finally passed a legislation package on statelessness that has been in the making since 2014. It introduces…
/ Caia Vlieks, Utrecht University and Katja Swider, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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Legal briefing: Statelessness and the prohibition on discrimination against Romani communities

This legal briefing analyses the principle of non-discrimination and its impact on the prevention and reduction of statelessness among Romani…
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Shamima Begum: now stateless, but still deprived of her British citizenship

On 22 February 2023 the UK Special Immigration Appeals Commission upheld the UK Home Secretary’s decision to strip Shamima Begum of her citizenship.…
/ Alison Harvey, No5 Chambers and ENS Individual Member
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March 2023 Litigation Newsletter

Our new Litigation Newsletter brings you an overview of developments on statelessness from European courts, an update on our litigation activities…
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What a judge cannot see: statelessness determination in the Netherlands

After years of waiting, the Netherlands is close to introducing a judicial procedure to determine statelessness, but without effective access to a…
/ Katja Swider, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law, Free University of Amsterdam
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Addressing statelessness through the courts

Today ENS is launching a Litigation Toolkit on Statelessness, a guide for legal practitioners to conduct strategic litigation on statelessness.  
/ Alexia Tizzano and Patricia Cabral, European Network on Statelessness
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Litigation Toolkit on Statelessness for Legal Practitioners

The toolkit aims to provide a framework and guidance for legal practitioners on conducting litigation on statelessness.  
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We’re expanding our strategic litigation work

Statelessness in Europe is made worse by the failure of countries to live up to commitments they have made under international and human rights law.…
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ENS and AIRE Centre intervene before the ECtHR on Dabetić v. Italy

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and The AIRE Centre have filed written submissions as interveners to the European Court of Human Rights…
OSF Interviews

Interview with Laura Bingham, Senior Managing Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative

Laura Bingham works as a Senior Managing Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI). She leads OSJI’s projects on the right to…
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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
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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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