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'Awaiting' - Stateless lives in Hungary

In 2007, Hungary was the world’s fifth country to introduce a statelessness determination procedure and protection status for those identified as…
/ Anikó Bakonyi (Senior Programme Officer, Hungarian Helsinki Committee) and Gábor Gyulai (Refugee Programme Director, Hungarian Helsinki Committee and ENS Board Member)
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Equating the rights of stateless persons with refugees in Spain

The new law should raise the standard of protection for those applying for stateless status and equate it to Spain’s law on asylum which offers a…
/ Nacho Hernández Moreno. Lawyer, International Affairs Department, Fundación Cepaim
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Statelessness: A blind spot on Austria’s human rights record

Austria is often praised by its official representatives as a model country concerning human rights protection, with a positive record on…
/ Leonhard Call, independent human rights consultant
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Invisible to the state during the COVID-19 pandemic: stateless people in Ukraine

As soon as COVID-19 was recognized as a pandemic on 12 March 2020, the Ukrainian Government introduced a quarantine throughout the country. This…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur, Legal Analyst at Right to Protection
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The only way to overcome COVID-19 is to work together: Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response

A few weeks ago, a group of 20 stateless activists and community representatives from different countries in Europe came together with ENS’ support,…
/ Remzi Medik, President, Bairska Svetlina – Centre for Development of Roma Community, North Macedonia
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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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Let’s talk about the army

How is the army relevant to statelessness? Conscription, a compulsory participation of citizens in their states’ military, still exists in over 60…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam
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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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Using the UPR to address statelessness

The United Nations Human Rights Council has a system of 'Universal Periodic Review' (UPR) which covers all member states of the UN.  This means that…
/ Rachel Brett, Human Rights Adviser - Quaker UN Office, Geneva
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Statelessness determination procedure in Italy: who bears the burden of proof?

The Italian Court of Cassation has recently ruled on a case concerning the statelessness determination procedure (Court of Cassation No. 4262 of 3…
/ Giulia Bittoni, University of Burgundy and University of Bologna
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Statelessness in Ireland – international obligations and national reality

Ireland has adopted a somewhat incoherent approach in matters related to international conventions.  Sometimes, Ireland will not sign or ratify a…
/ Catherine Cosgrave, Managing Solicitor at the Immigrant Council of Ireland
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Do stateless people have a right to die?

It was in October last year (2014) when Tereza, the long-term partner of my stateless client, came to my office and said to me: “Roman is in hospital…
/ Katarína Fajnorová, The Human Rights League, Slovakia