Statelessness population data

Nouvelles données françaises sur l’apatridie publiées

L’Office français de protection des réfugiés et des apatrides (OFPRA) a publié son rapport annuel 2018 qui inclut des données sur les statistiques officielles sur la procédure de détermination du statut d’apatride. En 2018, 420 nouvelles demandes ont été déposées, soit une hausse de 23% par rapport à 2017, poursuivant ainsi la hausse constante depuis 2012, (+158% sur cette période).

4 Sep 2019 / France / Statelessness population data

New data published on statelessness in France

The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) has published its 2018 annual report, which includes official statistics on the statelessness determination procedure. In 2018, 420 new claims were lodged (up by 23% compared to 2017), continuing the trend of a consistent increase since 2012 (up by 158% during this period). 41% of claims were lodged by people from Africa, 35% from Europe, and 24% from Asia.

4 Sep 2019 / France / Statelessness population data

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

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