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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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UNHCR publishes new study on statelessness in the Czech Republic

In December 2020, UNHCR in the Czech Republic published a new study - Faces of Statelessness in the Czech Republic - based on in-depth interviews...
8 Feb 2021
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UNHCR publishes audit of statelessness determination in the UK

UNHCR published an audit of the UK’s statelessness determination procedure.
19 Jan 2021
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Changes to the Portuguese Nationality Act come into force

On 11 November 2020, changes to the Portuguese Nationality Act entered into force. While the amendments do not directly affect statelessness...
18 Jan 2021

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