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Introductory Blog: Taking a “Critical” Approach to Statelessness

The following text was first published in July 2020 as the introductory blog to the Critical Statelessness Studies (CSS) project based out of the…
/ Deirdre Brennan and Thomas McGee, PhD researchers at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.
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Preventing Statelessness and Nationality Loss in the context of Climate Change

This week, a pioneering report was launched that presents the first in-depth analysis of the legal risks of statelessness and nationality loss in the…
/ Michelle Foster, Nicola Hard, Hélène Lambert and Jane McAdam
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“The endless waiting has destroyed me” – will the Statelessness Bills discussed in the Dutch Parliament this week bring a solution for stateless people in the Netherlands?

Ahead of the 25th May debate in the Dutch parliament on new draft legislation on statelessness, our Dutch members analyse the proposed laws, their…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer at the Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and Marlotte van Dael, Project Coordinator Statelessness at ASKV Refugee Support
Rami, Tamara and kids, via ASKV. Photo by Catharina Gerritsen Blog

“Het eindeloze wachten heeft mij kapot gemaakt” – zullen de wetsvoorstellen staatloosheid ter discussie in Tweede Kamer deze week een oplossing bieden voor staatlozen in Nederland?

In aanloop naar het debat van 25 mei in de Tweede Kamer over nieuwe ontwerpwetgeving betreffende staatloosheid analyseren onze Nederlandse leden de…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research and Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion en Marlotte van Dael, Project Coördinator Staatloosheid, ASKV Steunpunt Vluchtelingen
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A multilingual toolkit on statelessness: how to identify, support and refer people at risk of statelessness

Across Europe, low levels of awareness of statelessness are widespread. For NGO workers, civil servants and refugee practitioners, this a lack of…
/ Cécile Queval, Head of European advocacy, Forum Réfugiés
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Stateless people at the border: the scenario in Spain

La versión en español de este blog está disponible aquí.  In terms of support offered to stateless people, in many respects Spain has some of Europe…
/ JesĂşs Tolmo GarcĂ­a, Visiting Researcher at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) & PhD Candidate
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Apátridas en la frontera, el caso español

En materia de apoyo ofrecido a las personas apátridas, España, en bastantes aspectos, cuenta con algunos ejemplos de buenas prácticas. Sin embargo,…
/ JesĂşs Tolmo GarcĂ­a, Investigador visitante en el Instituto de Apatridia e InclusiĂłn (ISI), doctorando en derecho internacional
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The Roma Belong Project: Supporting Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo

Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo are disproportionately affected by the risk of statelessness and its associated impact on accessing…
/ Avni Mustafa, Roma Versitas Kosovo
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Transforming Gender Discriminatory Legal Frameworks: Reflecting on Transitional Justice as a Site for Combating Statelessness in Syria

This blog was first published by the University of Melbourne's Critical Statelessness Studies Blog in January 2022. We are re-posting it now to…
/ Roua Al Taweel, PhD researcher at Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute (TJI)
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European countries lead the way in problematic practice of citizenship stripping as a security measure

In the decades following World War II, citizenship stripping disappeared as a practice in the West, in no small part because the practice had come to…
/ Laura van Waas (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion) & Maarten Vink (GLOBALCIT)
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Assisting stateless people trapped in Ukraine: report from the ground

The staff of R2P’s statelessness project have spent the last few weeks trying to reach their approximately 700 beneficiaries to assess their…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur and Oleksandra Aivazian, R2P Project on Legal Assistance to Stateless Population
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and statelessness on Roma women and girls

In November 2021, the 8th International Roma Women’s Conference took place in a hybrid format, organised by the Council of Europe’s Roma and…
/ Valerie Poppe, Roma and Travellers Team, Council of Europe