The European Network on Statelessness (ENS) has released a new report: Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention: An Agenda for Change.
The report highlights the fact that stateless people are often detained for months and even years, without any real prospect of their cases being resolved. It analyses procedures that can assist to identify those who are left without nationality and strengthen protection of stateless people.
It makes five practical recommendations to pave a way forward for states. Their first recommendation is for states to implement a range of alternatives to detention in line with international standards and good practice.
ENS is a civil society network, with members across Europe who advocate for all human beings to have a right to a nationality and that those who lack nationality altogether are entitled to adequate protection.
The IDC is one of many organisations who have signed a joint call for Europe’s leaders to end immigration detention of people who are stateless.
Find out more about the experiences of people who are stateless and detained in this moving multimedia piece by Greg Constantine.