Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, USA Blog

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
Women looking out of window Blog

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
Child and progress pride flag Blog

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
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When the Subaltern Speaks Online: Stateless Advocacy through the Post-Pandemic Digital Space

In this blog, Joe Poladoghly explores how the digitalisation of workspaces during the pandemic has improved the inclusion of stateless advocates in…
/ Joe Poladoghly, Stateless Writer and Master’s student in Human Rights and Democratisation from Lebanon
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Blog Summer Break

We are celebrating 10 years of the ENS blog. Thank you for your following, sharing and contributing to this body of work! As we review the past 10…
/ ENS Secretariat
BRC Blog

Children born in the largest refugee camp in the world teach us what being stateless means to them

From being born without a State in the world's largest refugee camp to struggling to gain nationality in diaspora communities, statelessness has…
/ Sirazul Islam, Youth Director of British Rohingya Community UK (BRC)
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Might a ‘victory for human rights’ in the Netherlands benefit stateless children in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): possible applications of Zhao v the Netherlands

Can strategic litigation help end childhood statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? And could the outcomes of strategic litigation…
/ Yoana Kuzmova, Visiting Assistant Professor and Interim Director at Boston University’s International Human Rights Clinic & Thomas McGee, PhD Researcher at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (both members of the MENA Statelessness Network, Hawiati
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Preventing and solving statelessness in European law

Within the member states of the Council of Europe and the European Union, much remains to be done to address statelessness. While the laws created by…
/ Caia Vlieks, Research & Education Officer, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion