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New Index Thematic Briefing: Statelessness determination and Protection in Europe: good practice, challenges, and risks

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

More than 10,000 people granted a ‘general pardon’ permit in 2007 can now qualify for Dutch nationality

The Dutch Government announced a facilitated route to naturalisation for all those who received a residence permit under a general pardon issued in...
6 Aug 2021 / Netherlands
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New INDEX thematic briefing: Deprivation of nationality and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

This briefing summarises how countries perform on deprivation of nationality.
22 Jul 2021 / Albania
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UNHCR publishes new study on statelessness in the Czech Republic

In December 2020, UNHCR in the Czech Republic published a new study - Faces of Statelessness in the Czech Republic - based on in-depth interviews...
8 Feb 2021 / Czech Republic
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UNHCR publishes audit of statelessness determination in the UK

UNHCR published an audit of the UK’s statelessness determination procedure.
19 Jan 2021 / United Kingdom
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Changes to the Portuguese Nationality Act come into force

On 11 November 2020, changes to the Portuguese Nationality Act entered into force. While the amendments do not directly affect statelessness...
18 Jan 2021 / Portugal

French National Assembly report on children without identity around the world

A new report by the French National Assembly, published in September 2020, assesses the situation of children without identity in the world.
18 Nov 2020 / France

Updated and disaggregated data published on stateless persons in Spain

For the first time, the Office of Asylum and Refuge in Spain has published disaggregated data on statelessness.
3 Sep 2020 / Spain

Ukraine introduces a new statelessness determination procedure

A new bill introducing a statelessness determination procedure has entered into force in Ukraine on 18 July 2020.
17 Jul 2020 / Ukraine

New INDEX thematic briefing: Birth registration and the prevention of statelessness in Europe

Read our new briefing on birth registration and the prevention of statelessness
5 May 2020 / Austria
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North Macedonia accedes to the 1961 Statelessness Convention

On 3 January 2020 North Macedonia acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
7 Jan 2020 / North Macedonia

Malta accedes to the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless persons

This is a welcome development in Malta’s approach to protecting people affected by statelessness, however
17 Dec 2019 / Malta

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