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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
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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
Database Editorial

Using litigation to end statelessness

Since founding in 2014, strategic litigation has always been a priority for the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and its members. As a former…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
Mask and stethascope Editorial

Why the health rights of stateless people must be a priority beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to change to achieve this

Statelessness has long been invisible in public health policymaking. Our new report exposes specific challenges stateless people face as a…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
Building block tower Editorial

EU strategy on the rights of the child marks an important step towards addressing childhood statelessness

In an important step towards ending childhood statelessness, the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child recognises the impact of statelessness on…
/ Khadija Badri - Advocacy and Communications Officer, European Network on Statelessness
A presentation of the StatelessnessINDEX Editorial

Three years on, ENS #StatelessnessINDEX points to slow and fragile progress towards ending statelessness in Europe

Today we are launching the annual update of our Statelessness Index, which now assesses and compares 27 European countries, examining how they…
/ Nina Murray - Head of Policy & Research, European Network on Statelessness
ENS Director speaking at an event at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Editorial

Iceland’s accession to UN Statelessness Conventions reminds us how much more still needs to be done across Europe

On 26th January, Iceland acceded to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of…
/ Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness