Human X Blog

Talking mental health among Kuwaiti Bidoon living in the UK

In a collaborative workshop in February, Kuwaiti Bidoon living in the UK, researchers and practitioners discussed mental health issues arising from…
/ Andreas Björklund, University of Oxford
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The Transformative Power of Advocacy

The full impact of statelessness on my life didn't hit me until 2014, when I was trying to travel back to my country to be with my family after my…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
passports Blog

On Statelessness: 6 Principles to Consider When Conducting Country of Origin Information Research

A research project on statelessness undertaken by Asylos revealed a significant need for improvement in the coverage and quality of Country of Origin…
/ Laurence Hamieh, Asylos
Desplazamientos Apátridas Blog

Building a statelessness campaign in Spain: How we did it and why

From ancient proverbs to famous quotes from anthropologists, philosophers, politicians or entrepreneurs, people have long acknowledged the benefits…
/ Aleksandra Semeriak Gavrilenok, Individual ENS member and formerly stateless person
UK passport Blog

Shamima Begum: now stateless, but still deprived of her British citizenship

On 22 February 2023 the UK Special Immigration Appeals Commission upheld the UK Home Secretary’s decision to strip Shamima Begum of her citizenship.…
/ Alison Harvey, No5 Chambers and ENS Individual Member
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The long shot: statelessness and the US visa lottery

Many people, including me, won a ‘nationality lottery’ at birth. We were born with automatic citizenship of our country of birth, or with the same…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Consultant working with ENS and other organisations
Supreme Court of the Netherlands Blog

What a judge cannot see: statelessness determination in the Netherlands

After years of waiting, the Netherlands is close to introducing a judicial procedure to determine statelessness, but without effective access to a…
/ Katja Swider, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law, Free University of Amsterdam
Unione Italiana Apolidi Blog

Unione Italiana Apolidi: the first stateless-led organization in Italy

In the global context, statelessness affects millions of people around the world, with many more at risk of statelessness. In Italy, according to…
/ Armando Augello Cupi, President of Unione Italiana Apolidi
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Legal obstacles to obtaining a temporary residence permit for stateless people recognised in Ukraine

In 2021, the establishment of a statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine gave people who for a long time could not regularise their status an…
/ Sofiia Kordonets and Anastasiia Koval, Right 2 Protection
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ENS Blog: Year in Review

2022 marks ten years since the launch of the ENS blog. Since then, we've published more than 480 contributions written by over 250 different authors…
/ Charlotte Armstrong, ENS
Woman and Child in Istanbul Blog

Unpacking Statelessness in Turkey: Taking Stock of the Laws, Policies, and Practices

Following a successful two-day joint conference by RTT and ENS on statelessness in Istanbul, this blog takes a look at the current challenges faced…
/ Melis Gebeş, Refugee Rights Turkey
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Celebrating progress in the protection of rainbow families, but more needs to be done

Since the day they were born, baby Sara and baby Sofia have been waiting to receive an identity document or a passport and are at risk of…
/ Arpi Avetisyan, ILGA Europe & Patrícia Cabral, ENS