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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
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In pursuit of solutions for the stateless

In pursuit of solutions was the theme of last week’s 2015 UNHCR NGO Consultations, a focus that perfectly captures the motivation behind UNHCR’s #…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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Ending childhood statelessness in Italy?

Over the last few years, the problem of childhood statelessness has gained in importance in Italy. The need to adopt adequate legislation and…
/ Daniela Maccioni, Italian Council for Refugees (CIR)
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Read our joint UPR submission on Estonia

ENS, along with the Legal Information Centre on Human Rights and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, has made a joint submission on…
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Teaching children about statelessness

I take a deep breath and walk into the noisy classroom. My friend, another lawyer from the Halina Niec Legal Aid Centre (HNLAC) follows suit, her…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Center
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The jus sanguinis bias of Europe and what it means for childhood statelessness

Who is more Dutch: a child born to Dutch nationals in Australia (child A), or a child born to Australian nationals in the Netherlands (child B)?…
/ Caia Vlieks (Tilburg University) and Katja Swider (University of Amsterdam)
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Romania’s stateless children – still unknown, still invisible

When I started working on statelessness in 2009 I was told by more experienced colleagues from civil society organizations, as well as by public…
/ Carolina Marin