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Applicants for statelessness status included in Spanish reception system

Royal Decree 220/2022 has included applicants for statelessness status in the national reception system, including access to integration programmes...
15 Jul 2022 / Spain

European Court of Human Rights takes a step back on the rights of Latvian ‘non-citizens’

Court held there had not been discrimination in a case concerning the calculation of state employment pensions of Latvian 'non-citizens'.
9 Jun 2022 / Latvia
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Sharp rise in the number of children at risk of statelessness in Germany

Last year, Germany recorded an increase in the number of asylum applications, the highest numbers since 2017.
31 Mar 2022 / Germany
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New Austrian law safeguards stateless children

On 23 March 2022, the Austrian parliament amended the Austrian Citizenship Act so that people born on Austrian territory who would otherwise be...
23 Mar 2022 / Austria
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WEBINAR: Statelessness in Austria

This event was hosted by Leonhardt Call (Individual member of the European Network on Statelessness) and featured presentations from Birgit...
18 Feb 2022 / Austria

UK Supreme Court finds that setting high fees for registration of children as British citizens is not unlawful

On 2 February 2022, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case PRCBC & O v SSHD [2022] UKSC 3, finding that setting high and...
2 Feb 2022 / United Kingdom
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New CJEU judgment (C-118/20) on preventing statelessness in renunciation of nationality

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a landmark judgment in the case of JY v. Wiener Landesregierung, case C-118/20, reinforcing...
18 Jan 2022 / European Union
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Belgium announces residence permits for stateless people

A High-Level Officials Meeting was held in December 2021, to assess progress in the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.
3 Jan 2022 / Belgium
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UK Nationality and Borders Bill passes through the Lords

The UK Government's new Nationality and Borders Bill of which several clauses negatively impacting statelessness and the right the nationality...
13 Dec 2021 / United Kingdom

New briefing published calling for introduction of an SDP in Malta

ENS member and Index partner, aditus foundation, has published a new briefing note on statelessness aimed at urging Malta to follow through on its...
7 Dec 2021 / Malta

Assessing the first six months of Ukraine’s new Statelessness Determination Procedure

In April 2021, the Ukrainian Government adopted a by-law, which introduced the long-awaited regulations to implement the country’s new Statelessness...
12 Oct 2021 / Ukraine
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New Index Thematic Briefing: Statelessness determination and Protection in Europe

This briefing summarises how countries perform on stateless determination procedures.
15 Sep 2021 / Albania
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New legal amendment reduces the rights of stateless people in the Czech Republic

The Czech ‘Act on Stay of Foreigners’ has recently been amended, changing how statelessness is recognised in the Czech Republic. The amendments,...
13 Sep 2021 / Czech Republic

New report on detention and statelessness in France

New report on statelessness in the context of administrative detention for removal in France, highlighting significant gaps in the identification of...
8 Sep 2021 / France

New data on the Statelessness Determination Procedure in France

The French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) has published its 2020 annual report which includes updated data on...
8 Sep 2021 / France

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