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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
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An update on barriers to citizenship facing stateless children in the UK

This blog provides analysis of recent changes affecting children’s rights to be registered as British citizens with particular focus on fees and…
/ Solange Valdez-Symonds (The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC)) and Steve Valdez-Symonds (Amnesty UK)
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Landmark judgment from Spain: court grants Spanish nationality to a stateless child born en route (a case of “invisible children”)

In 2021, a Spanish court has remarkably recognised as a Spanish national a child who lacked a birth certificate as she was born in transit in Morocco…
/ José Alberto Navarro (lawyer) and Laura Lozano (alumnus) of Uría Menéndez and Fundación Profesor Uría, and Cristina Manzanedo (Programa Ödos)
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“It’s a terrible thing to lose hope”: Re-imagining Protection for Palestinians as Refugees and Stateless Persons

I have represented hundreds of refugees and approximately 20 stateless people seeking protection in the UK, most of them with heart-breaking cases.…
/ Cynthia Orchard
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Birth registration of Roma children is becoming more difficult: a case study from Serbia

This piece draws on Praxis’ work providing free legal aid to people at risk of statelessness in Serbia. It details the case of Sara, a Roma child…
/ Milan Radojev, Legal Coordinator, Praxis
community speaker Blog

”Please don't buy me a plane ticket to present at your event, I don't have a passport” – the birth of ENS’s community speaker policy

This blog launches ENS’s community speaker policy; a policy co-designed with people affected by statelessness that provides good practice guidance on…
/ Lynn Al Khatib, Stateless Changemaker
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Rejected by the homeland: Stateless Libyan Tuareg and the role of migration

This blog outlines the situation of stateless Tuareg in Libya. It is based on a preliminary study conducted through interviews with sixteen Libyan…
/ Yentl de Lange, Arabist and Researcher focusing on migration and North Africa
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Climbing the ladder of participation with stateless changemakers

In January 2022, ENS began working with The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) to co-design a learning programme with a group of ENS members –…
/ Tyler Fox, Principal Consultant at The Social Innovation Partnership
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Introductory Blog: Taking a “Critical” Approach to Statelessness

The following text was first published in July 2020 as the introductory blog to the Critical Statelessness Studies (CSS) project based out of the…
/ Deirdre Brennan and Thomas McGee, PhD researchers at the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.