Chris Nash Editorial

Recognising recent progress in global efforts to address statelessness but also the need for greater engagement and resourcing

Collective and collaborative action to end statelessness has always been at the heart of ENS’s mission. In this editorial, ENS Director Chris Nash…
/ Chris Nash, Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness
Panel Editorial

Our first 10 years as a Network and why you should join us in our fight to end statelessness

Last week ENS members, including stateless changemakers and people with lived experience of statelessness convened in Brussels to launch the…
/ Chris Nash, Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness
Illustration of gavel, papers and magnifying glass Editorial

Addressing statelessness through the courts

Today ENS is launching a Litigation Toolkit on Statelessness, a guide for legal practitioners to conduct strategic litigation on statelessness.  
/ Alexia Tizzano and Patricia Cabral, European Network on Statelessness
Pavel Editorial

Seeking a place to belong: addressing statelessness among refugee children in Europe

As part of our Stateless Journeys project, ENS has been working with our members in five European countries to address cases of statelessness among…
/ Patrícia Cabral, Legal Policy Coordinator, ENS and Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research, ENS
ENS Blog - Landing page Editorial

Our blog – 10 years on and changes ahead…

It's been 10 years since we launched our blog. Since then we have published over 450 blogs written by 257 different authors. In total, the blogs have…
/ Jan Brulc, European Network on Statelessness
by Piron Guillaume via Unsplash. Editorial

Reflections from our UK childhood statelessness project as the toxic Nationality and Borders Act 2022 passes into law

To the dismay of many in the UK but especially civil society, last week, the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 crossed the final line and came into…
/ Andie Lambe, Independent Consultant for ENS – Childhood Statelessness in the UK & Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research, ENS
Ukrainian refugees crossing the border into Poland. Photo: Mirek Pruchnicki; Creative Commons Editorial

Amidst the unspeakable awfulness of the conflict in Ukraine we should not forget the particular protection needs of stateless people

As the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine nears two million, we and our members on the ground have been mobilising to try to get a handle on the…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
#IBelong campaign to end statelessness Editorial

From evaluation to implementation – Casting a constructively critical eye over UNHCR’s statelessness work

The start of any new year offers a moment for pause and reflection, and I begin 2022 reflecting on how we can collectively leverage more traction,…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
Image by Markus Spiske Editorial

Why Europe needs to work with other regions to find creative solutions to birth registration and documentation of children born in conflict zones

European States and regional institutions need to step-up and commit to clear actions to protect the rights of all children to a legal identity and…
/ Alison Huyghe, Policy & Advocacy Officer, The European Network on Statelessness
Roma Belong Editorial

Resolving statelessness in Roma communities requires improved inclusion, participation and scrutiny of discrimination

This week two European conferences take place asking crucial questions on inclusion and statelessness. On Monday and Tuesday, Roma civil society,…
/ Nina Murray, Head of Policy & Research at the European Network on Statelessness
Council of Europe Editorial

Bridging the gap – can a Council of Europe initiative and intergovernmental conference next week deliver improved protection for stateless people?

I have lost count of the number of determined but wistful expressions I have seen on the faces of stateless people desperately seeking to end their…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
UK Parliament Editorial

Will the new Nationality and Borders Bill increase childhood statelessness in the UK?

Statelessness is one of the least understood aspects of the myriad of immigration and citizenship issues in the UK. Few people are aware of it, fewer…
/ Andie Lambe - Independent Consultant for ENS - Childhood Statelessness in the UK