In a concise and clear manner, the Guidelines identify and reinforce the rights of all stateless people to liberty and freedom from arbitrary detention. They should be required reading for all individuals involved in the detention of refugees, migrants and stateless populations, and incorporated into any legislation, regulation or policy that may impact stateless persons.- Refugees International
These Guidelines fill a significant gap in international law standards, and reflect the weight of expert opinion of how some of the most vulnerable people on earth should be treated under international human rights law.- Colm O’Cinneide (Ireland)Vice-President, European Committee on Social Rights
The Guidelines are an invaluable contribution to the growing awareness of the plight of stateless people in detention. They set out compellingly how international law requires greater sensitivity to the needs of stateless people.- Detention Action (United Kingdom)
The launch event will be chaired by Sir Bob Hepple (Chair of the ERT Board of Trustees). Speakers include the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Sedley (former Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Trustee of ERT), Roland Schilling (UNHCR Representative to the UK), Stefanie Grant (Senior Advisor to ERT’s statelessness work), Dimitrina Petrova (Executive Director of ERT) and Amal de Chickera (ERT Head of Statelessness and Nationality Projects).
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