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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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Joint opinion on the pending legal reform in Belgium

ENS and NANSEN prepared a joint opinion on the legislative proposal submitted by the Belgian Government to the Parliament to introduce a residence...
11 Dec 2023

North Macedonia takes a positive step towards ending statelessness through amendments to its law on birth registration

In an important step towards preventing statelessness in the country, North Macedonia's Parliament has adopted crucial amendments to the Law on...
1 Sep 2023

Portugal passes law to introduce a statelessness status

Portugal has adopted a law that paves the way for the introduction of an SDP, although further legislation is needed.
10 Aug 2023

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