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.
Statelessness determination and status
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.
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.
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.
The UK Court of Appeal issued a decision on AS (Guinea) vs Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 2234 regarding the standard of proof required to establish statelessness.
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.
PALAIS DE L'EUROPE (in front of the hemicycle), Strasbourg
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 (1-2pm)
Join the European Network on Statelessness for a lunchtime presentation of its Statelessness INDEX - the first and only online comparative tool that assesses how countries in Europe protect stateless people and what they are doing to prevent and reduce statelessness. The event will also discuss recent and planned future activity by the Council of Europe on this important issue.
In March 2018, Serbia adopted its new Law on Foreigners, which will come into force in October. The new Law introduces some provisions that could improve the situation of undocumented and stateless people in the country. Firstly, it introduces the possibility of postponing the removal from Serbia of individuals whose identity cannot be determined through no fault of their own due to lack of identity documents. If removal is postponed, a temporary ID card may be issued entitling the holder to urgent medical assistance and access to primary education for minors.