Research conducted as part of our #StatelessJourneys project reveals that stateless asylum seekers in the UK can experience unique hurdles that pose challenges both for applicants and for decision makers considering their asylum claims.
This research report written by ENS member Thomas McGee examines the challenges faced by stateless claimants within asylum procedures in the UK, focussing specifically on the experiences of stateless Kurds from Syria. It reveals that stateless asylum seekers can experience unique hurdles relating to civil documentation, decision makers’ cultural understanding, and language analysis, which can pose challenges both for applicants and for decision makers considering their asylum claims. The report’s findings emphasize the need for more statelessness-sensitive procedures and policy changes in the UK and are of wider relevance to other countries hosting stateless asylum across Europe.
Download the report below and learn more in this blog.