The Equal Rights Trust Guidelines to Protect Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention provide detailed guidance on how states should treat stateless persons in the context of immigration detention in order to comply with their obligations under international human rights law; in particular, the rights to equality and non-discrimination and the right to be free from arbitrary detention.
The Guidelines were drafted through a consultation process which sought to be comprehensive and inclusive and have been reviewed by experts in the complementary fields of human rights, equality, immigration, detention, refugees and statelessness.
The Guidelines have been welcomed by many key individuals and organisations, and ERT intends to use them both as a practical protection tool to assist those representing stateless persons in detention and as an advocacy tool to influence policy and legislative change.
The Guidelines are open for further endorsement from both individuals and organisations. Everyone who wishes to support the Guidelines and their purpose is invited to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org copying email@example.com.