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We're recruiting ... and festive greetings to all

Our network is growing and we are taking on new exciting challenges. To help us with the extra work we are seeking a Legal Policy Officer to support…
/ ENS Team
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New joint efforts towards ending statelessness in Sweden

On 10 December, the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe organized a breakfast seminar on statelessness in Sweden, bringing together…
/ Jehna Al-Moushahidi, Founder of the Swedish Organization Against Statelessness
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Improvements and challenges in UK’s new guidance on statelessness applications

The new Tottenham Hotspur football team manager, José Mourinho, recently vowed that he won't repeat his past mistakes, but instead will make new…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator at Consonant (formerly Asylum Aid)
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 30: Action still needed to fulfil every child’s right to a nationality in Europe

On World Children’s Day, politicians, civil society representatives, children and others gathered at the European Parliament for a high-level…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Unsettled Status – The CJEU’s judgment in Bilali C-720/17 on statelessness and subsidiary protection

This blog considers the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Bilali v Bundesamt für Fremdenwesen und Asyl C-…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Churches’ response to statelessness: challenging the policies and rhetoric creating statelessness

Religious institutions and their extended networks offer valuable avenues to address statelessness. These deep-rooted communities provide care for…
/ Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler, Director of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and a pastor at the Church of the Brethren
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Even where countries in Europe recognise marriage equality, children born to same-sex families remain at risk of statelessness

Every year the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ*) are still not…
/ Björn Sieverding, Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), Vice President
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Ukraine’s most vulnerable children deserve a passport too

Children born in the occupied territories of Ukraine face a real risk of statelessness. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, only 43…
/ Anna Babko, Legal analyst at the CF “The Right to Protection”
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Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Dutch municipalities take matters into their own hands while national government fails to provide solution for stateless people in the Netherlands

After years of advocacy efforts by civil society and UNHCR to persuade the Dutch government to improve its protection of stateless people, the…
/ Marlotte van Dael (Project coordinator & Researcher at ASKV Refugee Support) & Rene Rouwette (Executive Director at Kompass)
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Statelessness is back (not that it ever went away...)

Citizenship deprivation and statelessness are very much back in fashion. States increasingly resort to such measures to deal with those returning…
/ Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
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Ahead of next week’s UN global meeting in Geneva: Why Europe must redouble its efforts to tackle statelessness

On Monday, governments and regional institutions from across the globe will gather in Geneva for UNHCR’s High-Level Segment on Statelessness (HLS)…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness