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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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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

Latvia takes a step decisive towards eliminating childhood statelessness

On 17 October Latvia's parliament passed legislation that will mean that from 2020, no child will be born in Latvia with "non-citizen...
30 Oct 2019 / Latvia

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Bulgaria

The European Network on Statelessness, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the Foundation for Access to Rights have prepared a...
3 Oct 2019 / Bulgaria

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