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
Summit Blog

Our Hands Extended: International Calls to End Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws

The recent Global Summit on Gender Equality in Nationality Laws spotlighted the urgent need to eliminate gender discrimination in nationality laws.…
/ Catherine Harrington, Campaign Manager of the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights and Associate Director at the Women’s Refugee Commission
Child holding hand with Guardian Blog

In search of a legal bond: Turkish Cypriot children of mixed marriages in Cyprus

An estimated 10,000 children of mixed marriages between Turkish Cypriots and Turkish nationals (or nationals of another country) are facing…
/ Nicoletta Charalambidou, Human Rights Lawyer
UK home office Blog

Are Stateless Claimants Disadvantaged Within Asylum Procedures? New Evidence from the UK Context

This blog post introduces new research, conducted as part of the #StatelessJourneys project, into the challenges faced by stateless claimants within…
/ Thomas McGee, PhD researcher at Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (Melbourne Law School) and the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
Photograph by Belal Alfadli: Road separating Al-Naim district, which is home to citizens (right), and the shantytowns of the stateless Bidoon in Kuwait city (left). Blog

Addressing statelessness in the MENA region: a new network for mobilisation

A new regional network on statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa region is raising awareness and providing a platform for mobilisation.
/ Zahra Albarazi and Thomas McGee, co-coordinators of the MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
Stateless Rights Collecative Blog

Advocating for Change in the Netherlands: The Stateless Rights Collective (SRC)

The Stateless Rights Collective (SRC) is a group of stateless individuals in the Netherlands advocating for the rights of people without a…
/ Stateless Rights Collective, a collective standing up for the rights of stateless people in the Netherlands
Denmark flag Blog

Advocating for Change: Bhutanese Refugee Community in Denmark urges action on Statelessness

This blog post presents the work of the Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark (ABC Danmark) as they advocate for change to address…
/ Thugten Dorjee Drukpa, President for the Association of Bhutanese Communities in Denmark
Report Blog

Gaps and Opportunities in mainstreaming statelessness and nationality matters in Europe at the Human Rights Council

During the ENS Annual General Conference, which took place on 6 and 7 June, I had the pleasure to engage with ENS members on their experiences with…
/ Sangita Bajulaiye - Advocacy Lead at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, ENS (Advisory Committee) Member
France Blog

French Administrative Supreme Court rejected a stateless status application from a Sahrawi applicant

France's highest administrative court has denied statelessness status to a Sahrawi-born individual residing in the country since 2013. The decision,…
/ Maëliss GUILLAUD, Esq. Immigration and Asylum Attorney, New York Bar and French (Lille) Bar
Brazil Blog

Breaking the Mold: Brazil's Progressive Approach to Granting Nationality and Reducing Statelessness

Did you know that Brazil is renowned for its effective legal practices in eliminating statelessness? It is a remarkable fact considering the country'…
/ Ana Raquel Menezes, Consultant and Lecturer in Statelessness and Migration
Dutch flag Blog

New statelessness legislation in the Netherlands: worth the wait?

On the 6th of June 2023, Dutch Parliament finally passed a legislation package on statelessness that has been in the making since 2014. It introduces…
/ Caia Vlieks, Utrecht University and Katja Swider, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam