ERT Stakeholder Submission to the UPR of the United Kingdom: The Human Rights of Stateless Persons
26th Jan 2012
In this submission, ERT highlights some of the most significant concerns and challenges with regard to the human rights of stateless persons in the UK: a. The lack of a statelessness determination procedure in the UK; b. Immigration detention practices which do not take into consideration the unique context of statelessness; c. Other human rights concerns, including enjoyment of socio-economic rights.
The submission reflects ERT's view that the failure of the UK to systematically identify stateless persons subject to its jurisdiction, and the consequent failure of the UK to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of such persons under all aspects of its law and policy including in the exercise of immigration control, amounts to the violation of its international human rights obligations as well as its obligations under the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954 Convention).