Statelessness determination and status

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

Bulgaria urged to stop locking up stateless people by detained heart doctor

While Bulgaria has a statelessness determination procedure that should serve to identify and protect stateless people, crucially the system doesn't offer full protection from detention, and it fails to guarantee stateless people all their rights under the 1954 Convention.

19 Feb 2019 / Bulgaria / Detention / Statelessness determination and status

Moldova shows good practice on statelessness determination with improvement needed in other areas

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Previously, there was no tool available to facilitate comparison between how different European countries protect stateless people and work to prevent and reduce statelessness. Since 2017, the European Network on Statelessness has worked with its members to address this gap by partnering on our Statelessness Index. ENS member and Moldova-based non-governmental organisation Law Centre of Advocates (LCA) partnered with ENS to develop a Moldova country profile for the Index.

4 Feb 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Moldova / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

Germany delivers some positive practices on statelessness but areas for reform still remain

The Statelessness Index assesses and compares how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness. The European Network on Statelessness has worked with its members to research and compile comparative information in the Index on statelessness in Germany.

30 Jan 2019 / Detention / Germany / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

Data shows remaining gaps in addressing statelessness in France despite detailed Statelessness Determination Procedure

The European Network on Statelessness and Forum réfugiés-Cosi have collaborated to research comparative information on statelessness in France and compiled this into a country profile on the Statelessness Index, an online tool which assesses how countries in Europe both protect stateless people and prevent and reduce statelessness.

28 Jan 2019 / Detention / France / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

StatelessnessINDEX highlights priority areas for reform in the Netherlands

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

2 Jan 2019 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Netherlands / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

Ukraine country briefing highlights ways to improve statelessness law, policy and practice

The Statelessness Index is an online comparative tool that assesses European countries’ law, policy and practice on the protection of stateless people and the prevention and reduction of statelessness against international norms and good practice. The European Network on Statelessness has partnered with one of its members, Desyate Kvitnya (The Tenth of April) to research and compile comparative information on statelessness in Ukraine.

11 Dec 2018 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data / Ukraine

New #StatelessnessINDEX country briefing with recommendations to Swiss Government

The European Network on Statelessness has worked with individual members and humanrights.ch to develop and maintain a country profile on Switzerland as part of the Statelessness Index – an online tool which allows instant comparison of how different countries protect people without a nationality.

10 Dec 2018 / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data / Switzerland

Watch how the StatelessnessINDEX helps us hold countries in Europe to account

Last week, we organised a lunchtime event in the Council of Europe to present our #StatelessnessINDEX – a new online tool developed by the European Network on Statelessness, which for the first time enables instant comparison of how different countries protect people without a nationality.

17 Oct 2018 / Council of Europe / Detention / International and Regional Instruments / Prevention and reduction / Statelessness determination and status / Statelessness population data

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