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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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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Denmark

This submission to the 38th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regarding the right of every child to acquire a nationality and human rights challenges…
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Latvia

This submission to the 38th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the human rights challenges regarding statelessness and the right to a nationality in…
/ Submission
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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…
/ Report
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
Commissioner for Human Rights on childhood statelessness Videos

Commissioner for Human Rights on childhood statelessness

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks speaks on the urgent need to end childhood statelessness, as part of the European…
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Proposal for legislation on statelessness in the Netherlands: A bittersweet victory

Six years of research, reports, publications, consultations, advocacy, negotiations,
/ Katja Swider, PhD researcher (University of Amsterdam) and Caia Vlieks, PhD researcher (Tilburg University)