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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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A victory for human rights in Zhao v. the Netherlands (the ‘Denny case’): Nationality from birth, without exceptions

In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a…
/ By Laura Bingham, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) and Jelle Klaas, Public Interest Litigation Project of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM)
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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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Webinar: Birth registration and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

Organised by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights, this webinar…
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Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa and their Children: Birth registration and ‘legal identity’

“Legal identity” is all the rage in international policy circles. From the target set by the Sustainable Development Goals to “provide legal…
/ Bronwen Manby, Senior Policy Fellow with the LSE’s Middle East Centre
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Blockchain technology: the answer to securing legal identity?

Blockchain technology has been touted as a modern and elegant solution to the problems of evidencing and securing legal identity and for the creation…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Global Data Justice: framing the (mis)fit between statelessness and technology

Global Data Justice is an emerging field of research centering on the idea that we should base the governance of data technologies on social justice…
/ Linnet Taylor, Associate Professor at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) & Hellen Mukiri-Smith, PhD Researcher at TILT
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'Transforming Our World’ - How can we make sure no one is left behind?

In September, the leaders of the United Nations Member States will meet to adopt the global agenda for development post-2015, the document…
/ Tendayi Bloom
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The right to a legal identity or the right to a legal ID?

Proposed target 16.9 of the soon-to-be-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reads: Provide legal identity to all, including birth…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Legally Invisible in Serbia

Just outside the front door of their shack in an informal Roma settlement in central Belgrade, Serbia, 15-year-old Deni and his six brothers and…
/ GREG CONSTANTINE, DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
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The Road to Dignity Beyond Status: Responding to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on the Post-2015 Agenda

Today’s world is a troubled world: one in turmoil and turbulence, with no shortage of painful political upheavals. Societies are under serious…
/ Tendayi Bloom, United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility
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Double jeopardy – Syria’s Stateless Palestinians

The Syrian refugee crisis has reached a tally of more than two million who have fled the country, leading the United Nations to characterize the…
/ Samer Ibrahim Abu Rass, The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network