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Navigating intersecting statelessness: Syrian Kurds in Europe

This blog examines the experiences of stateless Syrian Kurds in Europe by looking at how they’ve navigated asylum bureaucracies and their specific…
/ Thomas McGee (PhD researcher at Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, University of Melbourne Law School) and Haqqi Bahram (PhD researcher at REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University)
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Sweden’s Temporary Asylum Laws: The Impending Problems for Stateless Refugees

In response to the large number of refugees entering Sweden in 2015, the government implemented a temporary asylum policy. Sweden’s Prime Minister,…
/ Jason Tucker, Postdoctoral researcher at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (Malmö University)
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Helping refugee practitioners working on the Syria crisis to understand statelessness

“A generation of Syrian children who don’t count”, “Refugee crisis creates ‘stateless generation’ of children in limbo”, “A right to exist: the…
/ Laura van Waas, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Legal Limbo: Europe’s Stateless Asylum Seekers

Stateless migrants often face considerable difficulties when travelling to, and newly arriving in, countries of potential asylum. Nonetheless, the…
/ Thomas Mcgee, Independent Researcher On Statelessness
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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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A stateless person, a refugee and an irregular migrant walk into a bar…

She gets a beer and waits for the world cup game to begin.
/ Amal de Chickera, Senior Consultant on Statelessness, The Equal Rights Trust
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Proving statelessness: evidential issues for refused asylum seekers

The introduction of a statelessness determination procedure in the UK in April 2013 was a welcome development. However, it has thrown into sharp…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London