Mother and child walking Blog

Mutual recognition of parenthood across the EU could prevent statelessness

In December 2022, the European Commission proposed a regulation to harmonise at EU level the rules of private international law relating to…
/ Belinda Dear, Senior Advocacy Officer, ILGA-Europe
passports Blog

Raising the Bar: Enhancing Statelessness-Focused Country of Origin Information

In February 2024, the UK Home Office released many reports covering inspections carried out by the former Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and…
/ Emily Wilbourn, Programme Manager, Asylos
Georgia Country Index Blog

Unravelling Statelessness: Georgia's Addition to the Statelessness Index

In January 2024, Georgia’s country profile was integrated into ENS’ Statelessness Index, evaluating the country’s adherence to international norms…
/ Saba Chitidze, Policy and Advocacy Officer at Rights Georgia, and Salome Jokhadze, Project Coordinator at Rights Georgia.
Finnish flags Blog

The Finnish reform of the Nationality Act from a statelessness perspective: the good, the bad and the ugly

Following the election of a new Finnish government in 2023, the coalition in power has been pushing for reform of the current Nationality Act and…
/ Michel Rouleau-Dick, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Human Rights – School of Law – Faculty of Social Sciences, Economics and Law (FSEJ), Åbo Akademi University
Istanbul Skyline Blog

Making Landmark Strides: TĂĽrkiye's Addition to the Statelessness Index

Last month, Refugee Rights Turkey (RRT) and ENS launched a new country profile for Türkiye on the Statelessness Index. This new country profile…
/ Melis GebeĹź, Programme Manager, Capacity Building & Advocacy Unit, Refugee Rights Turkey (RTT)
A family is standing by the side of the road, about to enter a European country Blog

Birth Registration as Bordering Practice in Fortress Europe

European countries are reporting nearly universal birth registration coverage, with rates between 99 and 100%. These figures make it appear as if non…
/ By Allison J. Petrozziello, PhD Wilfrid Laurier University, International Migration Research Centre (Canada)
A photo of a passport with a drawing inside it Blog

Navigating Limbo: Rights of stateless people during the ongoing war in Ukraine

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine that started in February 2022 has worsened an already complicated situation for stateless and undocumented people…
/ Olena Tarasiuk, Anastasiia Koval and Sofiia Kordonets, Right to Protection

The Americas, lessons learned from two convergent processes

A decade after the launch of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign and Brazil’s 2014 Plan of Action, the Americas have undergone some transformative developments…
/ Francisco Quintana, Founder of the Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness, Advocate, and Human Rights Expert on Latin America and the Caribbean
Lok Maya in a video on statelessness Blog

The art of impact: Creating engaging video content for awareness campaigns

This behind-the-scenes blog serves as an exploration of my perspectives on the transformative power of video content in effectively engaging…
/ Erasmus Talbot, Filmmaker and Music Composer
ENS website Blog

Festive Greetings to All

Thank you for following ENS updates in 2023. We’ll be taking a short break and are resuming our blog in January. Meanwhile, we wish you all the best…
/ European Network on Statelessness
Participant at the 2022 Internet Governance Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by José Arraiza. Blog

Will Digital ID help Stateless People? The Threat of Digital Administrative Violence

The rise of digital ID systems presents opportunities and risks for stateless people. While developing nations adopt digital IDs, those without…
/ José María Arraiza, Independent Scholar

Surrogacy Arrangements: Can Article 8 of the ECHR Combat Child Statelessness?

On 31 August 2023, in the case of C. v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a judgment concerning a four-year-old child born…
/ Giulia Bittoni, Lawyer Linguist, Court of Justice of the European Union