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WEB 1230 Statelessness (webinar)



2nd May 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This session is aimed at practitioners who would like a grounding in statelessness issues.

Level: Basic – Intermediate


This session is aimed at practitioners who would like a grounding in statelessness issues, including applying for leave to remain as a stateless person, routes to acquisition of British citizenship for stateless persons, and how to evidence statelessness in the context of removal and unlawful detention.

Following this course practitioners and advisors will be better placed to:

  • Advise and assist foreign nationals to make applications for leave to remain as stateless persons
  • Advise and assist on all aspects of applying for registration as a British citizen
  • Advise and assist on how to evidence statelessness to the required standard in other contexts eg. nationality applications, removal and detention
  • Advise and assist on legal remedies

Please note that this course will not cover presenting asylum claims.

This course aims to help busy practitioner to identify where statelessness may be relevant; to advise clients on options and then to access a durable solution.

Audience: Practitioners who work in the field of statelessness and nationality law, those experienced in other areas of immigration work who already have some knowledge of statelessness and nationality law, and those seeking a refresher/update course.

Tutors: Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers and Judith Carter, Liverpool Law Clinic

Adrian Berry is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and an ILPA Patron. As regards statelessness issues, he acts and advises in relation to statelessness cases, including in relation to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. He works on cases concerning stateless persons in detention, the regularization of stateless persons, and the welfare of stateless persons. He has worked with Asylum Aid and the Equal Rights Trust on statelessness issues. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the European Network on Statelessness (ENS).

Judith Carter is a solicitor and academic who has worked on statelessness leave to remain applications since 2013, and is the co-author of the ILPA/Uni of Liverpool Best Practice Guide. She maintains the UK Index on Statelessness for the European Network on Statelessness and has worked as an expert for the UNHCR and Council of Europe. She works at the University of Liverpool Law Clinic as a lecturer and solicitor.