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The Austrian naturalisation procedure – disproportionate and in violation of international law

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a crucial judgment in the prevention and reduction of statelessness in Europe. The…
/ Leonhard Call (ENS Member, independent human rights consultant and policy advisor)
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Collaboration between academics and non-profits can help protect citizenship rights

Building bridges between academia and non-profit organisations through partnerships is a critical tool to protect the ‘right to have rights’. These…
/ Dr Rachel Pougnet, Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol
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EU strategy on the rights of the child marks an important step towards addressing childhood statelessness

In an important step towards ending childhood statelessness, the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child recognises the impact of statelessness on…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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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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A new EU child rights strategy: Galvanising action to end childhood statelessness

Over 2020, the European Commission has been laying the groundwork for a new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child for 2021-24, to provide a…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
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EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2021-24): ENS position paper

The European Commission is developing a new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2021-24), to provide a framework for EU action on children’s…
/ Position paper
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Literature review and mapping study: Risks of statelessness among the children of refugees in Europe

Evidence from our work has highlighted barriers to birth registration, as well as gaps in nationality laws and problems with how legal safeguards to…
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How can the EU prevent childhood statelessness in the new Asylum and Migration Pact? Videos

How can the EU prevent childhood statelessness in the new Asylum & Migration Pact?

Watch Lynn Khatib, a stateless Palestinian refugee living in Sweden, give a compelling intervention to the European Parliament Intergroup on Children…
Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe Videos

Webinar: No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

A free webinar organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), as part of the Initiative for Children in Migration. This webinar explores…
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Setting a blueprint for overcoming statelessness in Russia and Ukraine

Almost three decades have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the subsequent proclamation of independence by the Russian Federation…
/ Anna Babko, Legal analyst at the CF “The Right to Protection”
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The World’s Stateless Children: new report out now

“The Invisible of the Invisible” – this is how the Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, has described the world…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Statelessness in Georgia – how to make good laws better

“We know our laws and policies on statelessness are good, but we want them to be perfect, tell us how we do that” – representative from Georgian…
/ Max McClellan