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
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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
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Building impetus with the EMN Platform on Statelessness

Nationality, is an issue that affects us in many different aspects: it can serve as proof of a legal and political connection between an individual…
/ Magnus Ovilius, EMN Chair and Adolfo Sommarribas, Coordinator EMN Platform on Statelessness
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Working together to end childhood statelessness in Europe

Should Europe be doing more to tackle childhood statelessness? Absolutely. To discuss how to push the issue further up the agenda and to find new…
/ Jean Lambert MEP and Manlio Di Stefano PACE Member
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The fight for voting rights of stateless persons in Estonia and Latvia

Three Members of the European Parliament have bundled their powers in the fight for voting rights of stateless persons in Estonia and Latvia.
/ Yana Toom, Member of the European Parliament (ALDE)
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The EU’s response to statelessness - Where next after Luxembourg?

I arrived in Luxembourg last week, curious to see further evidence of how policy-makers and other EU stakeholders intend to take forward the first…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness