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Detained and nowhere to go – New ENS report sheds light on the hidden misery of stateless persons in the UK

Today we are publishing new research into the detention of stateless people in Britain which warns that the failure of UK immigration authorities to…
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Facing a lifetime of uncertainty: Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention in the UK

“There are no human rights in the United Kingdom”, said Yassin, a stateless Bidoon from Kuwait in his late twenties. He came to the UK in 2007 to…
/ Katia Bianchini, ENS researcher & Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity (Goettingen, Germany)
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Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in the United Kingdom

ENS report “Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in the United Kingdom”, is the fourth in a series of country reports highlighting…
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Strengthening legal practice on statelessness in the UK

The UK’s procedure for granting statelessness leave holds out a promise of protection to people who are stateless, but there is a danger that its…
/ Sarah Woodhouse and Judith Carter, in-house solicitors at Liverpool Law Clinic, University of Liverpool
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Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review - United Kingdom

This submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in relation to statelessness in the UK was made by Migrants Resource Centre, University of…
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An Update on Statelessness Determination and Status in the UK - "Need for Fair and Timely Decisions"

Some stateless persons living in the UK face harsh realities. Most stateless people without legal status cannot leave the UK because no country will…
/ Cynthia Orchard, Legal Policy Officer at Asylum Aid
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Problems Faced by the Bidoons in the UK

The word ‘Bidoon’ refers to a diverse group of people in Kuwait who at the time of the country's move to independence were not given nationality.…
/ Nasser Al-Anezy, Chair and director of the Kuwaiti Community Association & Katia Bianchini, Max Planck Institute for Religious Studies and Ethnic Diversity
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Irish British Subjects - A living reminder of the inter-linked history between the UK and Ireland

While perhaps well known to that small band of nationality lawyers around the world who take pleasure in obscure, forgotten and anachronistic…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister
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Citizenship deprivation: How Britain took the lead on dismantling citizenship

“...although we may ... sometimes persecute people because they are foreign, the deeper truth is that we almost always make foreign those whom we…
/ Bobbie Mills, Writer and researcher in Migration and Politics