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The content of this site is the property of the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), excluding external links and images/materials credited otherwise. The Statelessness Index is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. With appropriate credit, this report can be copied, redistributed and adapted for non-commercial purposes. If you build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. The terms of this licence however should not be interpreted as precluding in any way the use of the database as a reference tool by legal practitioners working for remuneration.


The Statelessness Index is a free 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 (ENS) has made every effort to provide a high quality service in order to meet this objective.

However, the content of this site is for information purposes only and, while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the website or the information, products or services on it. Any reliance you place on this website is therefore strictly at your own risk. ENS is not responsible for any loss or damage, including any indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising in connection with, the use of this website.

The Index has been developed with the financial support from Oak Foundation, Sigrid Rausing trust and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The views expressed within cannot in any circumstances be regarded as the official position or reflect the views of the UNHCR or other funders and external contributors.

Privacy and data policy

The European Network on Statelessness is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We collect the minimum amount of information about you that is commensurate with providing you with a satisfactory service. This Policy indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected about you. Your use of this web site gives us the right to collect that information.

What information we collect about you

We collect information that you give us when subscribing to our newsletter, including your name and email address. Other information that may be needed from time to time to process a request may also be collected as indicated on the web site.

By subscribing to our newsletter you are granting: The European Network on Statelessness, Berol House, London, N17 9LJ United Kingdom, permission to email you. You can revoke permission to mail to your email address at any time using the Unsubscribe link, found at the bottom of every email. We take your privacy seriously. Our email updates give you information on the upcoming events, latest news and campaign developments, as well as a quarterly newsletter from the European Network on Statelessness. Emails are serviced by Mailchimp.

Information use

Data collected in the UK is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act. All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information. This safeguard may require you to provide additional forms of identity should you wish to obtain information we hold about you under the Subject Access Request.


Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser to decline cookies if you prefer. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 

Using cookies helps us to provide you with a better website by enabling certain features like the country comparator. It also allows us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. We use Google Analytics (read their Privacy Document) to collect anonymised data on user traffic. This helps us improve our website. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.  

Disclosing information

We do not disclose any personal information obtained about you from this web site to third parties for commercial purposes. However, we may use the information to keep in contact with you and inform you of developments associated with our activities. You will be given the opportunity to remove yourself from any mailing list or similar device. If at any time in the future we should wish to disclose information collected on this web site to any third party, it would only be with your knowledge and consent.
Changes to this policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be placed here and will supersede this version of our Policy. We will take reasonable steps to draw your attention to any changes in our Policy. However, to be on the safe side, we suggest that you read this document each time you use the web site to ensure that it still meets with your approval.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or if you want to know what information we have collected about you, please email us on You can also correct any factual errors or request we remove your details from any list under our control.

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