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Should the European States Receive Waves of Refugees (Debate)

 On October 13, at Petru Maior University in Targu Mures, Romania, the local European Law Students Association (ELSA) held an  interesting  debate  about the current European refugee crisis; this debate was themed: Should the European states receive waves of  refugees? Despite  setting a certain  tone and appearing as presenting view on the current crisis, this […]

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Ipsos survey on Migration

A new Ipsos survey on 24 countries reveals nearly one in two people in the world’s most advanced economies believe migration is changing their nation in ways they don’t like. Do you agree with this response? According to you, why is a negative perspective on migration currently prevailing in the developed world?

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IWB at the ENS conference ‘None of Europe’s Children should be Stateless’

On the 2nd and 3rd June, IWB was in Budapest to attend a conference organized by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS). The conference represented an important step of the campaign ‘None of Europe’s Children should be Stateless’. 100 participants from over 30 countries got together with the goal of ending childhood statelessness in Europe. […]

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France, January 2015

Ten journalists and two policemen have been killed after the attack by three gunmen on the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris. French president François Hollande has declared the attack an act of terrorism, and an assault on freedom of the press. What do you think the consequences of this attack will be?

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October 2014- Operation Mos Maiorum

The EU has launched ‘Operation Mos Maiorum’, a 14-days operation to detect, detain and possibly deport tens-of-thousands of so-called ‘irregular’ migrants.  Many rights groups have denounced the operation as inhumane. Do you agree with the current European migration policies or do you think such kind of measures will enhance the climate of fear and intolerance towards […]

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Understanding Statelessness: “What connects Tom Hanks, Osama Bin Laden and Albert Einstein?”

Three weeks ago I attended the First Global Forum on Statelessness, which was held in the beautiful location of the Peace Palace in The Hague. More than 300 participants from 70 different countries came together to discuss a topic which has always received limited attention in spite of its global nature. I am neither an […]

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Female Genital Mutilation between Human Rights and Tradition

Female circumcision is a form of gender-based violence and a fundamental violation of the rights of girls and women. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines female circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM) as: ‘all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for […]

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Statelessness: what is it and how does the international community address the issue?

Most of us acquire citizenship at birth, and it is something we often take it for granted. Citizenship is something we think about only “when we travel abroad, when the Olympic Games are on, or when we vote in national elections” (2009, Couldrey M. & Herson M. Stateless). However, for those who lack recognition as […]

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Europe, June 2014

Europe, June 2014 – The results of the European elections proved the existence of an Europe with many faces. On one side there is the rise of far right nationalist and Eurosceptic parties, on the other side the voices of the parties known for their opposition to austerity policies. Does the vote reflect dissatisfaction in […]

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