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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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Statelessness Index reveals poland can do more to identify and protect stateless people

A new Poland Country briefing reveals that stateless people in Poland face a heightened risk of arbitrary detention, as well as the need for improved...
28 Feb 2019 / Poland

New briefing highlights improvements needed in Malta to address and prevent statelessness

Data from the Statelessness Index, summarised in a new country briefing, demonstrates how Maltese law, policy and practice performs against...
27 Feb 2019 / Malta

Bulgaria urged to stop locking up stateless people by detained heart doctor

A news report by Thomson Reuters highlights the absence of procedural safeguards and the lack of a requirement to identify a country of removal...
19 Feb 2019 / Bulgaria

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