Festive greetings to all of our readers

Thank you for following ENS updates in 2017. It's been a busy and successful year, in great part thanks to our membership and partners who've…
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ENS Statement to Bulgaria’s Presidency of the European Union on Addressing Statelessness in Europe

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS), a civil society alliance with over 120 members in 40 countries, calls on the incoming Bulgarian…
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ENS Newsletter - December 2017

The December 2017 edition of the ENS newsletter includes an interview with Adam Weiss, Executive Director of the European Roma Rights Centre and the…
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ENS Interview with Adam Weiss: Tackling Roma statelessness - #RomaBelong

Following a successful launch of a joint #RomaBelong report which marked the start of a new project on Roma statelessness in the Western Balkans and…

#MYCS2017 - The first ever Malaysian Youth Congress on Statelessness

It has only been just over a month since the successful conclusion of the inaugural Malaysian Youth Network on Statelessness 2017 (MYCS 2017) and…
/ Nandakumar NK and Gwendoline Esther Hay, Malaysian Youth Congress on Statelessness Delegates

Churches’ advocacy for the rights of stateless people in Europe

The World Council of Churches in collaboration with Bread for the World organised a conference with a focus on statelessness in European context on…
/ Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, Deputy General Secretary: Public Witness and Diakonia, at the World Council of Churches
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Switzerland received recommendations on statelessness at its third Universal Periodic Review

On 9 November 2017, the situation in Switzerland was reviewed during the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human…
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ENS member aditus foundation says it's time for Malta to ratify the 1954 Convention

The European Association of Former Members of Parliament of the Member States of the Council of Europe hosted a seminar in Malta on 3 November,…

'I feel that I belong too’ – stateless Roma in Europe

Thirteen-year-old Lirije is a stateless Roma girl who lives in Skopje, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Like her, more than 75% of the…
/ Inge Sturkenboom, UNHCR
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Joint alternative report on Serbia submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Alternative report by Praxis, League of Roma SKRUG, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, European Network on Statelessness and European Roma…

UK faith leaders urge government to end detention of stateless people

Over the last three months, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees and ENS have been working in partnership to promote the #LockedInLimbo campaign and…
/ David Bradwell, Refugee Co-ordinator for Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees and member of the Executive Committee of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe

Statelessness in Sweden and the case of unreturnable Moroccan "street children" left at risk of statelessness

Almost a year has passed since UNHCR published its 2016 report Mapping Statelessness in Sweden, which critiqued Sweden for its lack of an official…
/ Isabelle Rothstein, MSc Global Migration (UCL) & Legal Volunteer (Asylum Aid)