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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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Latest News

New INDEX thematic briefing: Birth registration and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

Read our new briefing on birth registration and the prevention of statelessness
5 May 2020 / Austria/Belgium/Bulgaria/Council of Europe/Cyprus/Czech Republic/European Union/France/Germany/Greece/Hungary/Italy/Latvia/Malta/Moldova/Netherlands/North Macedonia/Norway/Poland/Portugal/Serbia/Slovenia/Spain/Switzerland/Ukraine/United Kingdom
Skopje, Parliament building

North Macedonia accedes to the 1961 Statelessness Convention

On 3 January 2020 North Macedonia acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
7 Jan 2020 / North Macedonia

Malta accedes to the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless persons

This is a welcome development in Malta’s approach to protecting people affected by statelessness, however
17 Dec 2019 / Malta

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