Photo: Drawing of a child detained in Al-Roj camp in Syria. Blog

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity…really? Why France’s forsaken “children of ISIS”* may grow up to view the French Republic’s values differently.

There are currently an estimated 300 French children stranded in various displacement camps in Northeastern Syria. Deprivation of nationality of one…
/ Philomene Franssen, MA Candidate at the University Of London and Independent Consultant
On stateless activism and true engagement Blog

On stateless activism and true engagement

What opportunities are there for true engagement with those directly affected by statelessness in advocacy and research? Embracing stateless…
/ Haqqi Bahram, PHD Candidate at Linköping University, Sweden
Russias Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches Blog

Russia’s Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches

In Russia, tens of thousands of stateless people are at risk of spending years in detention, but legal change is on the way. 
/ Stephania Kulaeva - Executive Director, ADC Memorial
Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people Blog

Legal reform brings Ukraine closer to improving the lives of stateless people

Ukraine is on the verge of a decisive step that will bring the State closer to solving the problem of statelessness, by establishing in law a…
/ Kseniia Karahiaur - Legal Analyst, Right to Protection & Oleksandr Snitko - Project Manager, Desyate Kvitnya (The Tenth Of April)
Statelessness determination in Europe and beyond: Trends and good practices Blog

Statelessness determination in Europe and beyond: Trends and good practices

Identifying stateless persons has long been considered a key challenge in efforts to eradicate statelessness. In the decades following the adoption…
/ Marcella Rouweler, Legal Officer, Division of International Protection, UNHCR
Belgian Parliament Blog

The need for a residence permit for stateless people in Belgium

The main issue for stateless people in Belgium remains the absence of the automatic granting of a residence permit to those recognised as stateless…
/ Valérie Klein and Julie Lejeune, NANSEN
Latvian non-citizen passport Blog

A European Without a Country

I am European, but I am not a citizen of the country where I was born or of any other country.
/ Aleksejs Ivashuk
United stateless Blog

A Stateless Person’s Take on ‘Stateless’

The Netflix series 'Stateless' caught my attention as well as that of my friends and colleagues months prior to its official release. How could it…
/ Ekaterina E, Founding member of United Stateless
British passport Blog

Understanding and addressing childhood statelessness in the UK: Introducing our new project

With a few notable exceptions, statelessness has so far received limited attention among child rights and migration advocates in the UK, yet figures…
/ Jessie Seal, Senior Child Rights Coordinator (UK), European Network on Statelessness
Going on holiday Blog

Consultancy opportunity & ENS blog goes on holiday

ENS blog will be taking a short summer break and will be back in September. In the meantime, ENS is developing an online database containing national…
/ ENS Secretariat
Portugal Blog

Statelessness in Portugal: law, policy and practice at a glance

In March, the Portuguese Refugee Council partnered with ENS to add a country profile page on Portugal to the Statelessness Index. Statelessness is…
/ Inês Carreirinho, Legal Protection Coordinator, Portuguese Refugee Council (CPR)
Blog

It is not just paperwork; it is human work. Recognising and supporting the role of grassroots organisations in the fight to end statelessness

Stateless Roma, or Roma at risk of statelessness, face a number of particular challenges in daily life. These include barriers in accessing the legal…
/ Michelle Mila van Burik Bihari, MA. Advocacy Coordinator Roma Utrecht & Roma Advocacy Network Netherlands