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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
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Unlocking limbo: how a culture change and the application of existing norms can reduce arbitrary detention

Seven years is a very long time. In the last seven years, many things have happened in my life that have shaped me in ways I cannot begin to grasp.…
/ Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
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Why we need a strong voice to stop stateless people ending up #LockedInLimbo

I very much welcomed the opportunity to speak at the recent European Network on Statelessness (ENS) conference in Budapest on 4-5 May which launched…
/ Manlio Di Stefano, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
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Alexander’s story - taking action to prevent the arbitrary detention of stateless people

In 2015 award-winning Greg Constantine visited Malta as part of his photographic journey around Europe, documenting the lives of detained stateless…
/ Neil Falzon, Director of aditus foundation
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Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Dentention in Europe

This is blog is a repost of the foreword to the newly published report “Protecting stateless persons from arbitrary detention: An Agenda for Change…
/ Nils MuiĹľnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
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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