Russias Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches Blog

Russia’s Constitutional Court decision helps to protect stateless detainees as legal change approaches

In Russia, tens of thousands of stateless people are at risk of spending years in detention, but legal change is on the way. 
/ Stephania Kulaeva - Executive Director, ADC Memorial
Interviews

ENS Interview - Valeria Ilareva

ENS caught up with Valeria Ilareva, the Head Lawyer and the Chairperson of the Foundation for Access to Rights, a Bulgaria based civil society…
Blog

Tainted trust - Despite the introduction of a statelessness determination procedure, stateless persons in Bulgaria still face arbitrary detention

The shocking treatment of one of our clients - Dr Sager Al-Anezi - highlights the importance of new analysis published this week as part of the #…
/ Dr. Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
Blog

Avoiding detention of stateless persons: UNHCR's new tool for identification and enhanced protection of stateless persons in detention

"Across the world, stateless persons face violations of their right to liberty and security. In some instances they have been in detention for years…
/ Melanie Khanna, Chief of Statelessness Section and Madeline Garlick, Senior Legal Coordinator and Head of Protection Policy Legal Advice Section, Division of International Protection, UNHCR
Blog

#LockedInLimbo – The Netherlands can stop the detention of stateless persons

After being detained for the fifth time, Ivan from the former Soviet Union is out on the streets again. Or was this the sixth time in detention? He…
/ Marlotte van Dael, ASKV Refugee Support and Caia Vlieks, Tilburg University
Blog

#LockedinLimbo: The Continued Detention of Stateless Persons in the UK

On 4-5 May 2017, myself and two colleagues from Duncan Lewis had the privilege of joining a delegation of over a hundred and twenty people - lawyers…
/ Lewis Kett, Solicitor in the Public Law team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention Publications

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention: An Agenda for Change

This report is the final publication of a three-year project aimed at better understanding the extent and consequences of the detention of stateless…
/ Report
Blog

Delayed lives — the hidden misery of stateless people locked up in the UK

This blog was first published by Open Democracy in November 2016, We are re-posting it now to highlight the issues raised - which will be addressed…
/ Chris Nash, Director - European Network on Statelessness
Blog

The situation of stateless persons in Ukraine: is there light at the end of the tunnel?

“I am not a criminal. I am an educated person, I must have more rights. This detention looks like criminal detention but I am not a criminal”.
/ Ostap Tymchiy, Advocate, Expert on migration at The Right to Protection in partnership with HIAS
Blog

Counting down the days in detention: the situation of stateless persons in Bulgaria

Tarek, a stateless person originating from Afghanistan, is counting down the days till 27 November. It's when he will have spent 18 months in…
/ Dr. Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
Blog

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)
Detention toolkit Publications

Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention - A regional toolkit for practitioners

ENS has published a toolkit for practitioners from across Europe. It is intended as a resource for all those who come into contact with stateless…
/ Report