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About Chris Nash

Chris Nash is the Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness. He has worked in the refugee and migration field for 18 years, initially as an asylum lawyer and then at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, the Refugee Council of Australia, Amnesty International and Asylum Aid. He has written widely on asylum, migration and statelessness policy, and is joint author of the 2011 UNHCR/Asylum Aid report Mapping Statelessness in the United Kingdom.


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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Locked in limbo: the prolonged detention of stateless people in Europe must end now

Some stateless people are detained for months, even years, without any real prospect of their cases being resolved. This must change.

Delayed lives — the hidden misery of stateless people locked up in the UK

Alienated, homeless, denied the right to work, criminalised.

Still stateless, still suffering: It’s time for European leaders to take action

Life without a nationality means life in limbo. Statelessness is a man-made phenomenon which afflicts millions across the globe. It demands international attention.

Stateless in the UK: amid the chaos, a groundbreaking step forward

New immigration rules in the UK designed to help stateless people come into force at a time when legal aid has been removed from nearly all immigration cases. How far will those who are stranded in the UK have a chance to rebuild their lives?

Statelessness in the UK: “my biggest worry is staying like this”

There is no dedicated system or procedure in the UK for identifying stateless people and resolving their plight, so it not by chance that one of the words most regularly associated with the stateless is ‘hidden’. It's time the government stepped in, says Chris Nash

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