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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
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When people who haven’t moved are called ‘migrants’: Considerations for implementing Objective 4 of the Global Compact for Migration

In a 2018 ENS policy brief, Tendayi Bloom presented the relevance of the Global Compact for Migration to actors working in the area of statelessness…
/ Dr Tendayi Bloom - Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham
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Interview with Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

Prof Fernand de Varennes is Dean of the Faculté de droit at the Université de Moncton. He was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues in…
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Joint alternative report on Serbia to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Alternative report on Serbia prepared by Praxis, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, the European Network on Statelessness and the European…
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Using the UN Human Rights Special Procedures to address statelessness

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have not to date made as much use as they could of the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures to raise and…
/ Rachel Brett
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A Call to Include the Stateless on International Human Rights Day

Today, as the world marks international human rights day, millions of stateless persons continue to live in silence and exclusion, unable to…
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Setting the bar higher - The UNHCR NGO Consultations and getting serious about eradicating statelessness

A couple of weeks ago on this site I wrote about the potential for this year’s UNHCR NGO Consultations to act as a springboard for the adoption of…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid
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The UNHCR NGO Consultations in Geneva – A springboard for the adoption of an International Day on Statelessness?

A recent blog on this site considered the non-emergence of statelessness as an issue, and a similar process of reflection has led the European…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid
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The UN adopts a new resolution on the right to nationality

Yesterday the UN’s Human Rights Council—a body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world—passed an important resolution…
/ Katrine Thomasen & Sebastian Kohn