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Statelessness among resettled Bhutanese refugees in Europe: An unresolved problem

As part of one of the largest refugee resettlement programmes of its kind, over 2,000 refugees from Bhutan have been resettled to Europe since 2007.…
/ Ram Karki, former President of the Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands, Coordinator of Bhutan Watch and Head of the Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan
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‘Syria’s Palestinians: A new Nakba’

Palestinian refugees from Syria are among those most impacted by the country’s brutal 10-year conflict. A new report documents the secondary forced…
/ Tom Rollins, Independent researcher working on Syria and displacement
Recognised Stateless Person who spent over a decade in limbo, photographed in London during lockdown. © UNHCR/Katie Barlow. Blog

I Am Human: New UNHCR report reveals the experiences of stateless people in the UK

In the final instalment of our three blog series focusing on the UK, the experiences of stateless people are brought to light in UNHCR’s new report,…
/ Zainnab Makele, Protection Associate, UNHCR UK
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Statelessness in Denmark: UNHCR mapping sheds light on national law and practice

UNHCR’s representation for the Nordic and Baltic countries has conducted statelessness mappings in the eight countries in the Northern Europe region…
/ Eva Ersbøll - Senior researcher emerita, The Danish Institute for Human Rights
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Statelessness Determination in the UK: UNHCR audit reveals the need for fundamental changes in approaches taken to decision making

UNHCR has published a report detailing findings from its audit of the UK's statelessness determination procedure. The report reveals a number of…
/ Sarah Elliott – Legal Officer, UNHCR UK
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"Putting people first": Statelessness at the 2018 UNHCR NGO Consultations

Back in the office in London after a whirlwind of discussions, debates, deliberations and dinners in Geneva last week, it’s time for a bit of…
/ Nina Murray, ENS Head of Policy & Research
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The Faces of Statelessness in Europe – the answers to the ‘wheres’, ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ on statelessness

Do you ever wonder where stateless people live, what their day-to-day lives look like or how they try to solve their predicament?
/ Valeriia Cherednichenko, Associate Protection Officer, UNHCR Bureau for Europe
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Sharing good practice on ending statelessness in the OSCE area

In its latest Mid-Year Trends 2016 UNHCR estimates at least 10 million people to be stateless globally. Approximately one-third of them are children…
/ Anisa Goshi and Frank Remus, UNHCR Liaison Office Vienna
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Statelessness in Georgia – how to make good laws better

“We know our laws and policies on statelessness are good, but we want them to be perfect, tell us how we do that” – representative from Georgian…
/ Max McClellan
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“I want to speak to all youth who are stateless, and say never give up!” – The powerful testimony and participation of youth at this year’s UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs

These were the inspiring words uttered by Zhirair (Stateless Youth from Georgia) during the opening plenary session of this year’s UNHCR NGO…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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The State of Statelessness in the Americas: Implementing the UNHCR Action Plan

In November 2014, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees launched its Global Campaign to End Statelessness in 10 Years. At the event in…
/ Alex McAnarney, America’s Network on Nationality and Statelessness (Red ANA) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
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Creating a regional network on statelessness in Central Asia and lessons from Europe

When Chris Nash, the Director of ENS, called to ask if I was available to represent the organisation in a meeting on statelessness in Almaty,…
/ Allan Leas, Chair of ENS Board of Trustees