Guest post: preparing asylum claims based on sexual identity

Good practices in asylum claims based on sexual identity are very important, argues Asylum Aid’s Cynthia Orchard, but only reform of the system can ensure fair outcomes in all cases. Safira,* who identifies as a lesbian woman, grew up in Nigeria. Be ...

4th May 2018 By

Guest post: citizenship for sale – at a cost stateless people can ill afford

Stateless people in the UK face enormous hurdles in the road to becoming British citizens. One of those barriers is the extraordinarily high cost of acquiring British citizenship, writes Asylum Aid’s Cynthia Orchard. The UK government has taken ...

5th October 2017 By

How to secure legal aid for statelessness applications

Recently, after being introduced to someone, I mentioned that I work on statelessness policy. When faced with the confused look I am growing to recognise when I tell people about my work, I began to explain: some people don’t have citizenship of ...

25th November 2016 By