European Network on Statelessness presents updated index for Ukraine
The updated index for Ukraine presented by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) shows some progress towards introducing a statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine, as well as new analysis of provisions for the withdrawal of nationality, return and readmission agreements, and reduction of statelessness.
The report highlights several significant challenges remain to be addressed, such as weak administrative procedures presenting barriers for marginalised groups, including Roma, to access civil registration, risks of statelessness arising from the ongoing territorial dispute, and limited protections against the arbitrary detention of stateless people.
The statelessness index is an online comparative tool that assesses European countries’ law, policy and practice on the protection of stateless people and the prevention and reduction of statelessness against international norms and good practice. The Index was developed and is maintained by ENS, a civil society alliance of over 120 organisations and individuals in 40 countries working to end statelessness and ensure that stateless people in Europe access their rights.