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…
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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
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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
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#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
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#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…
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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…
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Strategically litigating statelessness: ENS’s three-year strategy

The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) is launching its three-year litigation strategy, based on the belief that part of the fight to end…
/ Adam Weiss, European Roma Rights Centre
Adrian Berry Blog

Kim v Russia – The unlawful detention of stateless persons in immigration proceedings

The recent training on statelessness provided on 24 October 2014 by the European Network on Statelessness and UNHCR in conjunction with Memorial in…
/ Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, London
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A question of ‘if’ and ‘when’ is someone stateless

Farid is in UK immigration detention pending deportation. He has an Iranian passport that has expired. One month into his detention, he attempts to…
/ Amal de Chickera