MACIMIDE researchers publish study on statelessness for European Parliament

Practices and Approaches in EU Member States to Prevent and End Statelessness

by Gerard-René DE GROOT (Maastricht University), Katja SWIDER (University of Amsterdam) and Olivier VONK (Maastricht University and University of Liège)

This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee. It describes the practices and approaches in all EU Member States as regards the prevention and eradication of statelessness. For that purpose the different national practices are assessed in light of the relevant international and European standards. Since proper mechanisms to identify stateless populations are lacking in a majority of Member States, the study addresses the procedures used in determining statelessness and analyses the role of the EU in preventing and reducing statelessness.