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Preventing and solving statelessness in European law

Within the member states of the Council of Europe and the European Union, much remains to be done to address statelessness. While the laws created by…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research & Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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“It’s a terrible thing to lose hope”: Re-imagining Protection for Palestinians as Refugees and Stateless Persons

I have represented hundreds of refugees and approximately 20 stateless people seeking protection in the UK, most of them with heart-breaking cases.…
/ Cynthia Orchard
R2P assistance in Ukraine Blog

Assisting stateless people trapped in Ukraine: report from the ground

The staff of R2P’s statelessness project have spent the last few weeks trying to reach their approximately 700 beneficiaries to assess their…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur and Oleksandra Aivazian, R2P Project on Legal Assistance to Stateless Population
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration Blog

FRA-ECtHR updated Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration: Helping to implement fundamental rights safeguards

European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration is developing fast. The European Convention on Human Rights and European Union (EU) law both…
/ Andreina De Leo, Early Stage Researcher, Maastricht University Faculty of Law; former trainee at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Court of Justice of the European Union Blog

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
Atlas of the Stateless Blog

Europe: Not yet a model for the world

The Old Continent – and the European Union in particular – likes to see itself as a model of democracy and human rights. But it is home to a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
Latvian non-citizen passport Blog

A European Without a Country

I am European, but I am not a citizen of the country where I was born or of any other country.
/ Aleksejs Ivashuk
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Harmonising standards on statelessness determination in Europe

Nationality is the closest legal tie between a natural person and a state. Stateless individuals lack this bond. To provide stateless persons with…
/ Noémi Radnai, JD in Law, Eötvös Loránd University and MA in International Relations, Corvinus University of Budapest
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'I feel that I belong too’ – stateless Roma in Europe

Thirteen-year-old Lirije is a stateless Roma girl who lives in Skopje, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Like her, more than 75% of the…
/ Inge Sturkenboom, UNHCR
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The Charter of Fundamental Rights and the protection of stateless people in the EU: a dormant giant?

The EU Charter: a robust normative layer Despite the re-emergence of the issue of statelessness on the international agenda and the intensifying…
/ Dr Tamas MOLNAR, legal research officer on asylum, migration and borders European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (Vienna)*
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Not a level playing field - Statelessness Determination in the EU

All European Union States but four (Malta, Poland, Cyprus, and Estonia) have ratified the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless…
/ Katia Bianchini, Researcher at the Max Planck Institute
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Landmark hearing of the European Parliament calls for bold action to address statelessness in the EU

For us and others who have been working to get statelessness higher up the EU’s agenda, last week’s landmark hearing in the European Parliament was…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness and Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion