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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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New CJEU judgment (C-118/20) on preventing statelessness in renunciation of nationality

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a landmark judgment in the case of JY v. Wiener Landesregierung, case C-118/20, reinforcing...
18 Jan 2022
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UK Nationality and Borders Bill: new clause removes requirement to notify people they are being stripped of citizenship

The UK Government has proposed a new clause that would empower the Secretary of State to deprive a person of British nationality without giving them...
13 Dec 2021

Assessing the first six months of Ukraine’s new Statelessness Determination Procedure

In April 2021, the Ukrainian Government adopted a by-law, which introduced the long-awaited regulations to implement the country’s new Statelessness...
12 Oct 2021

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