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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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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
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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)
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The double plight of stateless migrants

Although the greatest numbers of stateless persons are not necessarily within the migrant population, particularly in Europe, with 244 million…
/ Alice Sironi, Migration Law Specialist with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Realising the right of every child to a nationality through the Convention on the Rights of the Child

When talking about how to end childhood statelessness in Europe, we often jump straight to the special standards that are contained in the 1961…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Directory, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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No child should be stateless – It’s simple, solvable and time to make sure that no child is!

Why are children still being born in stateless in Europe in 2015? Why, when this stands at odds with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Using social media to campaign for stateless children

Statelessness remains a relatively little-known and even less well understood issue across Europe. Despite the devastating impacts that not having a…
/ Zoe Gardner, Asylum Aid
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My mission impossible: Describing statelessness in Macedonia in 1.113 words

I know that Ethan Hunt`s troubles to solve the issues of its spy agency in the five series of Mission Impossible are not to be compared with my…
/ Martina Smilevska, Macedonian Young Lawyers Association
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Strategically Litigating Childhood Statelessness

We would not be fighting childhood statelessness if it were not, at least in part, for States’ stubbornness.  This entry is based on the assumption…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
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A Generation of Syrians Born in Exile Risk a Future of Statelessness

Doctor Nazir’s pregnant wife arrived in Turkey with a one-year old and no documentation. They had fled the unbearable bombardment of their home town…
/ Sarnata Reynolds and Tori Duoos, Refugees International