Statelessness

Point of No Return

Jerome Phelps | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jerome Phelps

The UK's practice of indefinite immigration detention is a great anomaly, in the context both of the restrictions that the government has accepted on anti-terror detention, and of how pretty much every comparable state handles these things. The UK is unique in Europe in having no time limit to immigration detention and in actually locking people up for years for their immigration status.

Dominican Republic Court Ruling Leaves Tens of Thousands Facing a Future of Statelessness

Emma Pomfret | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK
Emma Pomfret

Imagine being born in a country where your parents and grandparents also grew up and then one day being told you are no longer eligible for nationality there. This means you will no longer have access to education, healthcare, a formal job, social security, or even be able to marry or register the births of your children...

IN PICTURES: The Stateless Women Denied Healthcare, Passports And Education

The Huffington Post UK | linda Dorigo And Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Dancing in front of the mirror, or lounging in the living room smoking a cigarette, nothing seems to set these women apart from their Lebanese neighbo...

Aren't We Forgetting Someone?

Nigel Chapman | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

We tend to forget that birth registration is a critical life event and that a birth certificate can make or break a child's future. Later in life, a birth certificate can help protect a child against forced marriage, child labour, premature enlistment in the armed forces or, if accused of a crime, prosecution as an adult.

Rohingya Women: the World's Forgotten Plight

Tehmina Kazi | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Politics
Tehmina Kazi

Back in Myanmar, rape has been used as an age-old weapon of war. Many Rohingya men have been killed or put into concentration camps, handing security forces further opportunities to assault women from the inside out.