Statelessness determination and status

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

Dutch municipalities take action to facilitate local procedures for the registration of stateless people

Three years since it was published by the Dutch Government in 2016, a legislative proposal for a statelessness determination procedure in the Netherlands is long overdue for discussion in Parliament. Meanwhile, local municipalities are responsible for registering people who are legally resident in their population registers, which includes registering their nationality. Statelessness determination is complex and municipal rules set high evidential thresholds, which means that many people, including children, are registered as having ‘unknown nationality’.

12 Aug 2019 / Netherlands / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

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

New briefing highlights improvements needed in Malta to address and prevent statelessness

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has worked with its member aditus foundation to research and compile comparative information on statelessness in Malta as part of the Statelessness Index – an online tool which allows instant comparison of how different countries protect people without a nationality.

27 Feb 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Malta / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

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