ENS blog is going on holiday!

Just to convey seasonal greetings from the ENS blog which will be going on holiday until Monday 13 January. Meanwhile please do visit and share…

Time to put statelessness on the EU agenda!

The Stockholm Programme, which sets out the EU migration policy agenda for 2010-2014, is approaching its end.
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam

ENS launches Good Practices Guide on Statelessness Determination and Protection to Mark International Human Rights Day

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) celebrates International Human Rights Day today, by launching its inaugural publication “Statelessness…
/ European Network on Statelessness

Is The Netherlands next to introduce a statelessness determination procedure?

On 4 December 2013 the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (College Mensenrechten) and UNHCR held a seminar on the protection of stateless…
/ Maxim Ferschtman, Open Society Justice Initiative

Sharing expertise - A new wave of statelessness trainers in Europe

Not so long ago, statelessness advocates felt quite lonely in Europe (and probably even more elsewhere). Today, we have already progressed a long…
/ Gábor Gyulai and Chris Nash

Europe’s National Human Rights Institutions put statelessness on the agenda

Nationality is a human right. The right to a nationality was established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has been reaffirmed in…
/ Stans Goudsmit (Commissioner with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights) and Laura van Waas (Manager Tilburg University Statelessness Programme)
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Theresa May but the UK shall not

Theresa May recently announced that she would seek to change UK law so that British terror suspects can be deprived of their citizenship even if it…
/ Amal de Chickera

Out of Limbo: Promoting the right of stateless Roma people to a legal status in Italy

A significant proportion of Roma people originating from the Balkans and living in Italy are stateless or at risk of statelessness. In most cases…
/ Elena Rozzi – Member of ASGI’s Board and coordinator of the project Out of Limbo

EU citizenship for stateless people?

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about the growing benefits of EU citizenship and the concerns that this raises, in my mind, for the position of…
/ Laura van Waas, Senior Researcher and Manager of the Statelessness Programme, Tilburg University

From Commitments to Achievements? The Zagreb Declaration on Access to Civil Documentation and Registration in South Eastern Europe

We know that there are still around 20,000 people who lack basic civil documentation and registration in South East Europe. This figure can only be…
/ Stéphanie Marsal, Senior Advisor, Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

A ray of hope for stateless Sahrawis in Spain?

The majority of the applications for the statelessness status in Spain come from applicants of Western Saharan origin, or Sahrawis[1]. However, this…
/ Valeriia Cherednichenko, PhD researcher in Advanced Studies in Human Rights at Charles III University of Madrid (Spain)

A time for action - ENS launches campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe

Since its launch in June last year the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has attracted  50 new member organisations in over 30 European…
/ Chris Nash, International Protection Policy Coordinator at Asylum Aid