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
Skopje, Parliament building

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

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

German ‘Migration Package’ poses increased risk of detention for stateless people

In June 2019, the German Parliament approved a new 'migration package' with tighter detention and deportation rules which may negatively...
1 Nov 2019

Latvia takes a decisive step towards eliminating childhood statelessness

On 17 October Latvia's parliament passed legislation that will mean that from 2020, no child will be born in Latvia with "non-citizen...
30 Oct 2019

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 36th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - Bulgaria

The European Network on Statelessness, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the Foundation for Access to Rights have prepared a...
3 Oct 2019

Children of French fighters blocked in Syria and Iraq at risk of statelessness

Children born to foreign fighters with French nationality in Iraq and Syria are at risk of statelessness and lack access to birth registration,...
9 Sep 2019

Des enfants de combattants français de Daesh bloqués en Syrie et en Irak exposés au risque d’apatridie

Les enfants nés de combattants étrangers de nationalité française en Irak et en Syrie risquent l'apatridie et n'ont pas accès à l'...
9 Sep 2019

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...
4 Sep 2019

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...
4 Sep 2019

Urgent Reforms Needed to Improve UK's Approach to Statelessness

This joint briefing by Consonant, Liverpool Law Clinic and the European Network on Statelessness recommends three urgent reforms for the UK to commit...
28 Aug 2019

Dutch municipalities take action to facilitate local procedures for the registration of stateless people

While the legislative proposal for a statelessness determination procedure in the Netherlands awaits discussion in parliament, some municipalities...
12 Aug 2019

Moldova publishes instructions to implement the law recognising Transnistrian civil status acts

In January 2018, new legal provisions were introduced in Moldova recognising Transnistrian civil status acts. The government has now published...
26 Jul 2019


2018 saw some improvement in Malta, but significant concerns about law, policy and practice on the protection of stateless people and prevention of...
26 Mar 2019


The Index update shows little progress on the part of the UK Government towards addressing the key gaps in law, policy and practice highlighted in...
26 Mar 2019

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