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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
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Raising statelessness higher up the EU’s agenda – Greg Constantine’s award-winning exhibition “Nowhere people” opens in Luxembourg

“There are no words to describe what it feels like to leave behind my years of non-existence, be allowed to come alive again, have an identity and…
/ Carine Rustom, UNHCR Liaison Officer for Luxembourg
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In pursuit of solutions for the stateless

In pursuit of solutions was the theme of last week’s 2015 UNHCR NGO Consultations, a focus that perfectly captures the motivation behind UNHCR’s #…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
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A look back at seven years at the helm of UNHCR’s Statelessness Section

When it comes to issues of forced displacement, there is a massive amount of doctrine, operational guidance and academic writing. There are a range…
/ Mark Manly, UNHCR