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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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Latest News

Updated and disaggregated data published on stateless persons in Spain

For the first time, the Office of Asylum and Refuge in Spain has published disaggregated data on statelessness.
3 Sep 2020

Ukraine introduces a new statelessness determination procedure

A new bill introducing a statelessness determination procedure has entered into force in Ukraine on 18 July 2020.
17 Jul 2020

New INDEX thematic briefing: Birth registration and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

Read our new briefing on birth registration and the prevention of statelessness
5 May 2020

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