Expert opinion: How the Netherlands, France and the UK are leaving children stranded at risk of statelessness in Iraq and Syria

G.R. de Groot, Philomène Franssen, Alison Harvey, Rachel Pougnet

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Thousands of children associated with alleged ‘foreign fighters’ have been detained in Iraq and Syria since the territorial fall of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2019. Civil society and international organisations have been working tirelessly to hold States to their international and human rights obligations. In this blog, three leading experts in the fields of child rights, statelessness, nationality law, and human rights reflect on some of the issues that emerged from their analysis of the situation regarding children associated with French, Dutch and British nationals or those deprived of such nationalities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEuropean Network on Statelessness
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2021

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