Festive greetings to all

Thank you for following ENS blog updates in 2018. This year has been as busy as ever, in great part thanks to our members and partners who've worked…
/ ENS team

GCM Commentary: Objective 4: Ensure that all migrants have proof of legal identity and adequate documentation

Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 15.1: Everyone has the right to a nationality. Convention on the Rights of the ChildArticle 7:
/ Amal de Chickera, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

The Global Compact for Migration provides a starting point for considering statelessness in migration governance

At the opening ceremony of the Intergovernmental Meeting to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), UN Secretary…
/ Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at The Open University

"Enough talk, we need concrete proposals" - Protecting the right to nationality in Macedonia

In November 2017 the newly elected Prime minister of Republic of Macedonia Mr. Zoran Zaev announced that his government will adopt a comprehensive…
/ Zoran Drangovski, President of Macedonian Young Layers Association (MYLA)

“When others are walking, I have to run” – Why more needs to be done to address statelessness in Sweden

The Church of Sweden is highly invested in the work of the rights of people on the move, including those who are considered stateless. We meet and…
/ Erik Lysén, Church of Sweden Director of International Affairs and Johanna Wassholm, Church of Sweden Policy Advisor on Middle East

Strides toward belonging: The 4th #IBelong campaign anniversary event

Each November since 2014, UNHCR has commemorated the anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign, and November 2018 was no exception. Last week, Government…
/ Radha Govil, UNHCR Senior Legal Officer, Division of International Protection

“You must belong to a state, you did not just fall from the sky!”

UNHCR launched the #IBelong campaign in November 2014 with the goal to end statelessness by 2024. Within this context, the UNHCR Office for…
/ Anja Klug, Head of Office at UNHCR Office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Mapping statelessness in Portugal - setting out a roadmap towards enhanced protection of stateless people

UNHCR launched a Global Campaign to End Statelessness in November 2014.
/ Ana Sofia Barros, UNHCR consultant

#StatelessnessINDEX – a new tool to raise awareness on gaps in French law, policy and practice

Forum réfugiés-Cosi has been working in defense of the right to seek asylum and on reception of asylum seekers and refugees in France since 1982.…
/ Cécile Queval, European Advocacy Officer - Forum réfugiés - Cosi

Using the #StatelessnessIndex as a teaching tool: enhancing the capacity of legal aid centres and improving the quality of legal assistance for stateless people

Comparative tools such as the #StatelessnessINDEX are not only useful for identifying deficiencies in national legal frameworks and assisting in the…
/ Mykhailo Sorochyshyn and Oleksandr Snitko, The Tenth of April
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Work to Belong: A new approach is needed to resolve the employment challenges faced by stateless persons in the EU

The right to work, at least in principle, is considered a fundamental human right; it is enshrined in Article 23(1) of the Universal Declaration of…
/ Katalin Berényi, National University of Public Service, Hungary, JHA Expert
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Looking back, looking forward – Solving statelessness in Europe

Writing this blog on the train back from Strasbourg, it’s hard not to feel inspired by the many people with whom I’ve spent the last four days…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness