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A stateless person is someone who has no nationality. Statelessness is a legal anomaly that affects over half a million people in Europe - both recent migrants and those who have lived in the same place for generations – denying many their fundamental rights.

The Statelessness Index assesses how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness.

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Applicants for statelessness status included in Spanish reception system

Royal Decree 220/2022 has included applicants for statelessness status in the national reception system, including access to integration programmes...
15 Jul 2022

European Court of Human Rights takes a step back on the rights of Latvian ‘non-citizens’

Court held there had not been discrimination in a case concerning the calculation of state employment pensions of Latvian 'non-citizens'.
9 Jun 2022
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Sharp rise in the number of children at risk of statelessness in Germany

Last year, Germany recorded an increase in the number of asylum applications, the highest numbers since 2017.
31 Mar 2022

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