All Articles: statelessness
Can a British Overseas Citizen be stateless?
In Teh v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1586 (Admin) the High Court has found that a British Overseas Citizen (BOC) can be stateless under the Immigration Rules if he or she has no other nationality. This is an interesting and ...6th July 2018
Stateless child denied leave to remain
In JM (Zimbabwe), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 188 the Court of Appeal grappled with an interesting point on the proper interpretation of paragraph 403(c) of the Immigration Rules. Paragraph 4 ...5th March 2018
Comment: 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
Can a child stateless by “choice” be registered as a British citizen?
Under the British Nationality Act 1981, a child who is born in the UK and is (and always has been) stateless is entitled to register as a British citizen. See Schedule 2, Paragraph 3: 3 (1) A person born in the United Kingdom or a British overseas ter ...6th July 2017
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
Statelessness, deprivation of nationality, and EU Citizenship…what is B2 in the Supreme Court really all about?
Many practitioners are concerned about the increasing use of draconian powers to deprive people of their citizenship and the related ‘evil of statelessness’ (which is the subject of the UNCHR’s latest campaign.) Last week, a 7-member Supreme Cou ...26th November 2014