International and Regional Instruments

North Macedonia accedes to the 1961 Statelessness Convention

Skopje, Parliament building

On 3 January 2020 North Macedonia acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, following its pledge at the High-Level Segment on Statelessness held in Geneva last October. States, civil society and international and regional organisations made a total of 358 pledges to address statelessness at the high-level meeting.

7 Jan 2020 / International and Regional Instruments / Macedonia

Malta accedes to the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless persons

Convention cover

On 11 December 2019, the Government of Malta acceded to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.

The 1954 Convention, which now has 94 parties, establishes a framework for the international protection of stateless people and is the most comprehensive codification of their rights.

17 Dec 2019 / International and Regional Instruments / Malta

Urgent Reforms Needed to Improve UK's Approach to Statelessness

On 7 October 2019, the Global High Level Segment on Statelessness convened by UNHCR in Geneva will mark the mid-point of UNHCR's iBELONG campaign to end statelessness by 2024. This joint briefing by Consonant, Liverpool Law Clinic and the European Network on Statelessness recommends three urgent reforms for the UK to commit at the event to undertaking by the end of 2020 to improve its approach to statelessness.

28 Aug 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data / United Kingdom

INDEX UPDATE 2019: NEW INFORMATION FOR THE NETHERLANDS NOW AVAILABLE

26 Mar 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Netherlands / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

INDEX UPDATE 2019: NEW INFORMATION FOR SWITZERLAND NOW AVAILABLE

The Index update links to a new UNHCR mapping study on statelessness in Switzerland, and now contains analysis of Swiss provisions for the withdrawal of nationality, as well as updated population data, but there has been little concrete change in 2018 and important gaps in law, policy and practice remain.

26 Mar 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data / Switzerland

INDEX UPDATE 2019: NEW INFORMATION FOR MACEDONIA NOW AVAILABLE

In 2018, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia made a welcome public commitment to addressing civil registration challenges that contribute to the risk of statelessness in the country; but the updated Index data shows little concrete change, indicating a need for urgent reform.

26 Mar 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Macedonia / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

Statelessness Index reveals poland can do more to identify and protect stateless people

In order to highlight the key findings of the Poland country profile on the Statelessness Index - an online tool which allows instant comparison of how different countries protect people without a nationality – the European Network on Statelessness has worked with its partner Halina Nieć Legal Aid Center to develop a Poland country briefing.

28 Feb 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Poland / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

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