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The World’s Stateless: a new report on why size does and doesn’t matter

Today, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion launched its inaugural World’s Stateless report. The report focuses largely on the question of…
/ Laura van Waas, Amal de Chickera and Zahra Albarazi (co-founders, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion)
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Finland – a champion in the making in addressing statelessness?

The UNHCR study Mapping Statelessness in Finland was launched on 18 November, following similar studies already published in a number of European…
/ Anne Laakko, UNHCR
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A welcome first step towards tackling statelessness in Poland

This year Poland celebrates 25 years of freedom, an anniversary marked by the country’s first democratic vote, the end of communist regime and…
/ Katarzyna Przybysławska, Director of the Halina Niec Legal Aid Centre
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Stateless Voices

There are around 600.000 stateless people in Europe and the US. Without protection from a government, they are often denied basic rights. The…
/ Urs Spindler, Arne Schulz, Moises Mendoza and Shaminder Dulai
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ENS launches new campaign: 'None of Europe's Children should be Stateless'

No child chooses to be stateless. It is a fundamental truth that every child belongs – to this world, to a place and to a community – and this…
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Launch of ENS Campaign - None of Europe’s children should be stateless

He has your infectious smile and your partners bright, warm eyes. He shares your jovial nature and your partner’s ease in connecting with people and…
/ Laura van Waas, Campaign Consultant and member of the ENS Advisory Committee
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Litigating Strategically: Stateless children born in the EU

Does a child born in the EU, who would have been an EU citizen had the Member State of birth complied with its international obligations, but who is…
/ Katja Swider, University of Amsterdam and René de Groot, Maastricht University
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#IBELONG in Europe - UNHCR launches campaign to end statelessness

“You are a shadow here. Just a shadow. You pass by and no-one sees you. You have no rights” – Nusret, a stateless man in Montenegro UNHCR this week…
/ Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR, Director Bureau for Europe
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Why a campaign to end statelessness matters

The 4th of November is a momentous day on which the UNHCR led #ibelong campaign to end statelessness by 2024 was launched. To mark this day, in a…
/ Laura van Waas, Amal de Chickera and Zahra Albarazi (co-founders, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion)
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Kim v Russia – The unlawful detention of stateless persons in immigration proceedings

The recent training on statelessness provided on 24 October 2014 by the European Network on Statelessness and UNHCR in conjunction with Memorial in…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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Inter-American Court condemns unprecedented situation of statelessness in the Dominican Republic

On October 22nd, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I-A Court) published its judgment in the Case of Expelled Dominican and Haitian people vs…
/ Francisco Quintana, Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
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“A small step, perhaps, but a move in the right direction to help 600,000 people find somewhere to call home”

This is how CNN reported on the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) campaign to protect stateless persons in Europe after we handed over our…
/ Chris Nash - Director, European Network on Statelessness