Statelessness Index briefing: Deprivation of nationality and the prevention of statelessness

22 July 2021, 10.00 AM - 22 July 2021, 11.30 AM

Online via Zoom

This webinar, taking place via Zoom on Thursday 22 July 10 AM UK time (11 AM Central European Summer Time), marks the publication of a new Statelessness Index briefing on deprivation of nationality and the prevention of statelessness.

The briefing presents a state of play analysis of current law, policy, and practice on deprivation of nationality in Europe. It is co-authored by Dr Rachel Pougnet (University of Bristol) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), as part of their Economic and Social Research Council UK (ESRC) funded Knowledge Exchange Partnership addressing the tension between deprivation of nationality and Statelessness.

Speakers will discuss the incompleteness of safeguards to prevent statelessness in all cases of deprivation or loss of nationality, and the use of deprivation of nationality for the purposes of safeguarding national security.

The event will also discuss how to galvanise action at national and regional levels to ensure deprivation or loss of nationality does not result in statelessness in Europe.

The webinar and briefing are aimed at those working on statelessness and deprivation of nationality or related issues, such as nationality and migration, national security, anti-discrimination and minority rights, who would like to know more about the importance of legal and practical safeguards to prevent statelessness arising from deprivation of nationality measures, current practice in Europe, and what more needs to be done to protect every person’s right to a nationality.


  • Mar López Álvarez - Deputy Director General of Nationality & Civil Status, Ministry of Justice, Spain
  • Patrícia Cabral - Moderator, Legal Policy Officer at ENS
  • Leonhard Call - Human rights Consultant and Mediator
  • Dr Rachel Pougnet - Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol
  • Tineke Strik - Member of the European Parliament
  • Laura van Waas - Founder and Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

Register to join on Zoom

Find out more about the event and briefing on the European Network on Statelessness website.

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