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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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SDP briefing

New Index Thematic Briefing: Statelessness determination and Protection in Europe: good practice, challenges, and risks

This briefing summarises how countries perform on stateless determination procedures.
15 Sep 2021
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New legal amendment reduces the rights of stateless people in the Czech Republic

The Czech ‘Act on Stay of Foreigners’ has recently been amended, changing how statelessness is recognised in the Czech Republic. The amendments,...
13 Sep 2021

More than 10,000 people granted a ‘general pardon’ permit in 2007 can now qualify for Dutch nationality

The Dutch Government announced a facilitated route to naturalisation for all those who received a residence permit under a general pardon issued in...
6 Aug 2021

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