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Human Rights Comment

Several hundred thousand people in Europe are stateless – they need extra protection

02/08/2011 Strasbourg

Having a nationality is a basic human right – so basic that it amounts to a “right to have rights”. The tragedy of persons without nationality gained attention after World War II and a first United Nations treaty was agreed in 1954 on the Status of Stateless Persons to be be followed by another...

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Human Rights Comment

Stateless Roma: no documents – no rights

17/08/2010 Strasbourg

Tens of thousands of Roma live in Europe without a nationality. Lacking birth certificates, identity cards, passports and other documents, they are often denied basic rights such as education, healthcare, social assistance and the right to vote. The exclusion and marginalisation that Roma persons...

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