Chinatown, Manchester Blog

Statusless and Stateless Chinese Migrants in the UK

This blog was first published by Border Criminologies in April 2021. We are re-posting it now to highlight the issues raised.
/ Siyu Luo, Doctoral Candidate in Criminology at the University of Manchester, UK.
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
Portugal Blog

Statelessness in Portugal: law, policy and practice at a glance

In March, the Portuguese Refugee Council partnered with ENS to add a country profile page on Portugal to the Statelessness Index. Statelessness is…
/ Inês Carreirinho, Legal Protection Coordinator, Portuguese Refugee Council (CPR)
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Bulgaria: Celebrating progress and staying vigilant about remaining gaps

Since Bulgaria ratified both the 1954 and the 1961 Statelessness Conventions in 2012, it has made significant progress in its treatment of stateless…
/ Magdalena Miteva and Valeria Ilareva, Foundation for Access to Rights - FAR
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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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European Court of Human Rights again finds extended detention of stateless individuals illegal: two successful cases by ADC Memorial

On January 29 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a judgment in case no. 23019/15 Alimuradov v. Russia holding that there had…
/ Olga Abramenko, Expert at ADC Memorial
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UK faith leaders urge government to end detention of stateless people

Over the last three months, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees and ENS have been working in partnership to promote the #LockedInLimbo campaign and…
/ David Bradwell, Refugee Co-ordinator for Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees and member of the Executive Committee of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe
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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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From Budapest to Strasbourg: taking forward the #LockedInLimbo campaign

Just over a month since we returned from three inspiring days in Budapest discussing and deliberating with our members and allies over how to…
/ Nina Murray, European Network on Statelessness
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Victory in the Constitutional Court: #LockedInLimbo and the Pointless Detention of Stateless Persons in Russia

On 23 May 2017, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation issued a decision in the case of Noé Mskhiladze, which mandates strict judicial…
/ Stephania Kulaeva, Director of ADC Memorial
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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