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Statelessness and Climate Change Research in Europe
Hi everyone! I was super excited to find this community so thanks for having me.My name is Sophie and I am currently studying at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, though am from New Zealand. I am currently working on my Master’s thesis on the topic of climate change and statelessness in Europe. Essentially, I want to look at how stateless people in Europe have been and will continue to be affected by climate change. If anyone knows any organisations/people working in the civil society space with stateless people (particularly in Italy, as I think this will be my focus) I would be glad to hear about it!Feel free to send me a message to chat as well 😊
UPDATE: Number of stateless people in Germany reaches all-time highDATA
On March 9 the German Federal Statistical Office published the latest data on statelessness in Germany. The new figures reveal a significant increase. According to the German Federal Statistical Office, at the end of 2022, 29.455 people were registered as stateless, while an additional number of 97.150 people in Germany were registered with a so-called “undetermined nationality“. This makes a total of 126.605 people in Germany living without nationality. In comparison: at the end of 2021 Germany recorded a number of 94.945 people with “undetermined nationality” and 27.940 people who are officially recognised as stateless (Read more about it here).Overall „the number of people registered as stateless in Germany has doubled since 2014“ the article elaborates. Find the full press release here in English and in German. A comprehensive and more detailed report of the „statistics of foreigners“ in Germany is planned to be published in April. We are happy to keep you posted on new developm
Für Artikel Interview Partner:in gesucht
Liebe Community, ich bin Mascha und Teil des diesjährigen Jahrgangs des Mentoringprogramms der Neuen Deutschen Medienmacher:innen. Da es mir ein großes Anliegen ist staatenlose Menschen zu supporten, palästinensischen Stimmen Gehör zu verleihen und so meine Solidarität (auch als Jüdin) auszudrücken, würde ich sehr gerne einen Artikel schreiben, der all diese Komponenten bündelt. Daher würde ich mich sehr freuen, wenn eine Person, die ebenfalls diese und weitere Eigenschaften hat, sich bei mir meldet und wir uns im Rahmen des eignen Wohlbefindens austauschen könnten. Würde mich sehr freuen. <3
Between Anger & Bitterness: About getting my status recognised and being the “Lagom Swede”Community Voices
It took me a while to process the end of an eight year fight with the Swedish asylum agency and getting a paper that one day might put an end to my statelessness.Before I share my story with you, I would like to start with Kehlani’s words: “My condolences to anyone who has ever lost meAnd to anyone who got lost in me or to anyoneWho ever felt they took a loss with meMy apologiesFor the misunderstandingOr the lack thereof” I was 22 when I arrived in Sweden. I am 30 now. It took me eight years to get my refugee status recognized. I would love to tell everyone who congratulated me that I am not a fearless, courageous, selfless warrior. I am not a queen of resilience. The truth is I am a rootless tree in exile: I inherited a stateless refugee status in 1992 and have been jumping from one status to another since then, expressing myself in any language but my own! The 26th of April 2022 was a normal day. I was working from home and had a meeting at 15:00. A few minutes into the meeting, I lo
Hi everyone, I am Jessie!
Hi, my name is Jessie (she/her) and I am a community ally, living in the UK. I am a trainee clinical psychologist, working in the national healthcare service and at University College London. My research team and I are running a project where we are hoping to speak with people living in the UK who are part of the statefree community and considered stateless by the UK government (or have been in the past), to understand how this has influenced their well-being or mental health. The project came about from working in mental health services and hearing from people who have lived experiences of statelessness.I’ve joined here as an ally and hope to just listen and learn, thank you for having me!
stateless in lebanon
Hello my name is khalil, I am a stateless young man, I am 22 years old, I live in Lebanon, the country in which I was born, I suffer a lot, because I am in a country that does not recognize my existence, I have a Laissez-passer that I can travel with, please help me to travel to any country that embraces me and that I can belong to, I have great hope in Life, but I will not be able to live as long as I am in a country that considers me a stranger, even though I was born here. I want to live and feel that I am like other people. I suffer a lot in all fields. There is no medicine, no civil rights, no aid, nothing. Any country that makes me belong to it. I will save him with my soul, I will respect his laws, customs, traditions, people, I will love him as if he was the country in which I was born, please help me ❤. Whats app : +96170286957 / instagram : khalil.alromhi
Short Academic Survey
Hello all!I am currently researching ways to harness the power of first-person storytelling as an educational tool, with the goal of pushing for the recognition of statefree people as the experts on their experiences as opposed to academic researchers.As part of my research, I am currently conducting a survey to better understand current awareness and attitudes towards statelessness. While my research is focussed on policies within the United States, I am looking to learn about global opinions towards statelessness. My hope is to hear from both statefree persons, as well as allies to the community. If you can spare 5 minutes, I would greatly appreciate your responses. This survey is completely anonymous, in English, and will be used only as part of an academic thesis.Awareness and Attitudes Towards Statelessness Thank you!
Hello, I am Claire!
Hi everyone! My name is Claire and I am a community ally. I am also a student finishing my Master's in Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco.My thesis work is focussed on understanding how to spur political participation in solidarity with the statefree community, as a step in the fight for citizenship for all. I am currently researching ways to harness the power of first-person storytelling as an educational tool, with the goal of pushing for the recognition of statefree people as the experts on their experiences as opposed to academic researchers. I also volunteer with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), as a research assistant on asylum cases. I'm excited to listen, learn and fight with you all✊🏾
Prince Lenny Pennaloza - Staatenloser Mannheimer - RNF - Mediathek
Hello everyone, Prince already introduced himself, however, I would like to use the opportunity and share this short video with you (4:22). Thank you very much for watching. Cheers Alma https://www.rnf.de/mediathek/video/staatenloser-mannheimer/
Research on de facto statelessness in Germany
Dear Community,Before meeting Christiana and joining the Statefree team, I conducted research on statelessness in Germany. It was an eye-opening experience and made clear how many barriers to fundamental rights exist and how much structural change is still needed. I am happy to share that the results of my research were published in a peer-reviewed journal, which you can find here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13621025.2022.2103972The paper argues that de facto statelessness is produced and reproduced by the German citizenship regime, restrictive naturalization requirements and inadequate administrative practices. It makes clear why a fair and transparent statelessness determination procedure is both necessary and urgent. I hope the paper can contribute to a critical debate about necessary legal and political changes. Feedback and comments are very welcome!
Community member is searching for legal support in Turkey
Dear Community,One of our community members is looking for a lawyer who can support them in seeking proper protection and a secure legal status. Do you have any recommendations of lawyers/paralegals/law firms based in Turkey who are able to advice a stateless individual?It would be very much appreciated🙏🏿!@ISI @Amal de Chickera @TamaraS @Laura van Waas
THERE IS HOPE FOR STATELESS REFUGEE CHILDREN
Hi Community,I am so excited to have found this group and be a part of it. I look forward to meeting and sharing ideas with everyone as regards the issue of statelessness in the world. I believe there is hope for stateless refugees including children and I appreciate all those working together in unity to eradicate statelessness.Shout out to Christiana for all the work you do.
Calling all Stateless individuals / those affected by nationality issues...
Hi everyone! We are planning to officially launching the Global Statelessness Movement later this year and for the launch, we will be screening a video of stateless people reading out the Manifesto in different languages. We are therefore calling on stateless individuals across the world to record a video of yourselves reading out the Manifesto.We will be making videos in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian and Malaysian. The link to the several language translations of the Manifesto are here: (Arabic/English/French/Russian/Spanish/Malaysian).Those wishing to contribute are invited to record their reading in their native language (or, if preferred, in one of the languages above). If you do not wish to show your face, you can record your voice reading it out instead, or a video of your hand writing it, or any other creative ways that you can think of. Video GuidelinesPlease use your phone or zoom to record the video/audio. Please record during the daytime and preferably outdoors,
Preventing and solving statelessness in European law - new blog by ISI's Caia Vlieks
⚡️ New blog by Caia Vlieks, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion's Research & Education officer, presenting findings from her PhD, analysing legal approaches to #statelessness within the #EU, examining the role that European #law may play in preventing & solving statelessness.https://lnkd.in/dV32Bbwj
Please Take a Few Minutes for this Survey and Help Our Community Grow!
Hi Statefree Community, We are 180 Degrees Consulting, a non-profit student consultancy. We are surveying people who have or have had personal experience with statelessness on behalf of the platform Statefree. The survey helps us to understand how the Statefree community can improve its ways of supporting its members.All the answers to this survey will be kept entirely anonymous and will not be linked to you as a person. Every opinion is valuable and insightful. Please take 10 minutes to fill out the following survey: English: https://forms.gle/grN51pFnM7boQfeJ6 German: https://forms.gle/uWfaat7m3hHUekyh8 Chinese: https://forms.gle/M3yqWBZ7Kori5Hfh6 French: https://forms.gle/nwjjR1yg8CnY9n8RA Thanks in advance for your participation and best regards, 180 DC Team
Statelessness and Citizenship Review, Special Issue: CHILDREN AND STATELESSNESS is OUT!
READ THE FULL ISSUE HERE: https://lnkd.in/dRTg8xjpFOLLOW STATELESSNESS AND CITIZENSHIP REVIEW ON LINKEDThis special issue of the Statelessness and Citizenship Review is centred on the intersection between issues of statelessness and children’s rights, ranging over a broad set of child-specific topics, from the nationality of foundlings to the challenges facing children born to so-called ‘foreign terrorist fighters’. It was guest edited by Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. READ THE FULL ISSUE HERE: https://lnkd.in/dRTg8xjpFOLLOW STATELESSNESS AND CITIZENSHIP REVIEW ON LINKED
Become an intern at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion!
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2022 ISI INTERNSHIP INTAKE! ISI recruits interns to assist with research and advocacy on statelessness and human rights within various ISI programmes. Our interns are responsible for tasks including desk research on topics in the field of statelessness and human rights; compiling and analysing human rights documents such as those issued by UN treaty bodies or under the Universal Periodic Review mechanism; undertaking comparative analysis of law, policy or jurisprudence from different national legal systems; and more.Application Deadline July 1st 2022, 5pm UK For more information about the internship and how to apply, please click HERE
Statelessness determination procedure - Master thesis in Switzerland
Hello dear community, I am writing my thesis on the current situation in Switzerland on the statelessness determination procedure (SDP) or the lack thereof. I am researching what the most important legal measures are to ensure a fair procedure. Right now there are no specific laws in place regarding the SDP. The procedure currently relies on general administrative procedural law. This can lead to challenging situations in the procedure. I am focussing on the fact that, the procedure in Switzerland is primarily in written form, the standard of evidence is very high and to access free legal aid and translation assistance high requirements have to be met. If you are interested in the issue or maybe even have personal experience or knowledge I would be happy to chat and share more of my work! It does not matter if there is no link to Switzerland, as this is an international topic per definition 🇨🇭🌍🌎🌏 Just send me a personal message 😊 Kind regards,Maureen
Hi, I am Maureen (she/her)
I learned about this platform via an online webinar of ENS (European Network of Statelessness).I am studying law in Switzerland and only learnt in a module on international migration law about the issue of statelessness. I was baffled that I have never heard of it before and moments later I was shocked, at how little interest there is for statelessness and the people affected. So the decision to write my thesis on statelessness came naturally, as I wanted to understand more about the issue. I am in progress of writing my thesis, so if you want to have a chat or exchange information I would be more than interested in getting to know some of you!
Omar- Statefree family member
My name is Omar. I am Palestinian and now live in and study in Belgium.I grew up in southwest Palestine in what is known as the Gaza Strip. My family ended upthere because they were forced to escape Yazur, Jaffa, in 1948. Today, the Israeli town ofAzor stands on the former site of Yazur which was depopulated and mostly destroyed by thetime my grandparents fled from there. Over time, the word “Palestine” was removed frommaps and dictionaries – locally and globally – and Palestinians were shot if they attemptedto cross back over this artificial border. Think the Berlin Wall before 1991.I eventually escaped the stress and violence of Palestine and the Gaza Strip, but it was notthe end of my misery. Between, 20XX and 20XX, I lived the life of a refugee in two countries.Both labeled me as ”stateless“, trapping me in an endless loop of hope and rejection. I wasexhausted, could not obtain a work permit, was not permitted to travel and could not gethealth insurance. I invested in myself the be
Hello! I am Alex (she/her)
Hello everyone! I am really excited to be here. My name is Alex, I am a design student in the Netherlands, and I am an ally. In my work I focus on social design, this means tackling social issues through creative thinking and making. I came across Statefree about a year ago while doing research on statelessness for my studies. Since then I've been keeping myself informed and trying to help raise awareness by organising a few lectures at my university. I am currently working on a longer term design project about claiming virtual territory to create space for stateless issues.I look forward to getting to know you!
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