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Statelessness on the Agenda at the Universal Periodic Review

Categories: Publications,Statelessness

The European Network on Statelessness, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, the University of Liverpool Law Clinic, and Migrants Resource Centre made a Joint Submission on statelessness in the UK to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in September 2016. We are pleased to announce that statelessness has been put on the agenda as numerous countries call on the UK to address the issue.

Of 227 recommendations made to the UK on numerous human rights issues, those relating to statelessness include that the UK should:

  • 6.53. Implement the 1954 Convention on statelessness to ensure that stateless persons in Britain access British nationality (Kenya);
  • 6.82. Exert all its efforts, in law and practice, to combat racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against migrants, and to avoid subjecting asylum seekers and stateless persons to prolonged and/or repeat unlawful detention (Iran);
  • 6.225. Categorise statelessness as a protection status and provide stateless persons expedited and affordable access to British nationality (Hungary).

Read our full briefing here.