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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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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

German ‘Migration Package’ poses increased risk of detention for stateless people

In June 2019, the German Parliament approved a new 'migration package' with tighter detention and deportation rules which may negatively...
1 Nov 2019 / Germany

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