No child should be stateless: Ensuring the right to a nationality for children in migration in Europe

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Date of webinar: 
03 Apr 2020
Start and finish time of webinar: 
10am CET
Lecturer: 
Khadija Badri
Rabea Niggemeyer

Khadija Badri, Advocacy and Engagement Officer, European Network on Statelessness

Khadija joined ENS in October 2018 to work on advocacy, with a focus on child rights, and to increase the organisation’s engagement with stateless people. She holds a master’s degree in Migration and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Khadija has worked for Save the Children International, coordinating and developing their Education Advocacy and Policy work globally. She has also interned with London International Development Centre and volunteered with various refugee and asylum seeker support services in London.

Rabea Niggemeyer read an MA in Human Rights Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She focuses on birth registration and statelessness, with a focus on arbitrary deprivation of nationality. Rabea previously worked with OBMICA, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and UNHCR. She was a ENS Youth Ambassador for the #StatelessKids Campaign.

Organisation/Provider/Organiser: 
Child Protection Hub

About the webinar:

Despite obligations for all European States to fulfil every child’s right to acquire a nationality, current legislation and practice means that children in migration face the risk of growing up stateless, impacting on their access to fundamental rights. This webinar will explore which children in migration are at risk of statelessness in Europe and why, the current challenges and gaps in realising every child’s right to a nationality and provide key recommendations for action at the national and regional level. This webinar is for individuals or organisations who would like to know more about the issue and how it affects children in migration, as well as some of the existing tools, resources and recommendations for addressing it.

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