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Our network is growing and we are taking on new exciting challenges. To help us with the extra work we are seeking a Legal Policy Officer to support…
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ENS Newsletter - December 2019

The December 2019 newsletter edition includes an interview with Azizbek Ashurov, winner of the 2019 Nansen Award for his work on statelessness and…
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Interview - Azizbek Ashurov, winner of the 2019 Nansen Award

Azizbek Ashurov is winner of the prestigious UNHCR 2019 Nansen Refugee Award for his work to support the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming…
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New joint efforts towards ending statelessness in Sweden

On 10 December, the UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe organized a breakfast seminar on statelessness in Sweden, bringing together…
/ Jehna Al-Moushahidi, Founder of the Swedish Organization Against Statelessness
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Improvements and challenges in UK’s new guidance on statelessness applications

The new Tottenham Hotspur football team manager, José Mourinho, recently vowed that he won't repeat his past mistakes, but instead will make new…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Statelessness Policy and Casework Coordinator at Consonant (formerly Asylum Aid)
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The Convention on the Rights of the Child at 30: Action still needed to fulfil every child’s right to a nationality in Europe

On World Children’s Day, politicians, civil society representatives, children and others gathered at the European Parliament for a high-level…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
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Unsettled Status – The CJEU’s judgment in Bilali C-720/17 on statelessness and subsidiary protection

This blog considers the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Bilali v Bundesamt für Fremdenwesen und Asyl C-…
/ Jo Venkov, Lawyer and writer on statelessness, identity, citizenship and belonging
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Churches’ response to statelessness: challenging the policies and rhetoric creating statelessness

Religious institutions and their extended networks offer valuable avenues to address statelessness. These deep-rooted communities provide care for…
/ Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler, Director of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy and a pastor at the Church of the Brethren
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Even where countries in Europe recognise marriage equality, children born to same-sex families remain at risk of statelessness

Every year the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map shows that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people (LGBTIQ*) are still not…
/ Björn Sieverding, Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations (NELFA), Vice President
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Ukraine’s most vulnerable children deserve a passport too

Children born in the occupied territories of Ukraine face a real risk of statelessness. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, only 43…
/ Anna Babko, Legal analyst at the CF “The Right to Protection”
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Rising to the challenge: promoting the voices of stateless people in Europe

The absence of stateless voices is not due to a lack of individuals’ willingness to speak out and be involved in the debates and decision-making…
/ Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer at the European Network on Statelessness
Jean Lambert Interviews

Interview: Jean Lambert - "Resolving statelessness is a matter of political choice and it can be done"

Jean Lambert is a former UK Member of the European Parliament. She has been a tireless supporter and advocate for the plight of stateless people in…