Stateless Persons in Detention:  A tool  for  their  identification  and  enhanced  protection

This practical tool has been developed for the purpose of identifying persons in the context of detention who may be stateless and to support the achievement of solutions to their predicament. This tool may be used to identify stateless persons before the decision to detain is made, when release in the community or referral to an alternative to detention are considered, or after the decision to detain has been made. It is intended for legal practitioners, decision makers and case workers who may be visiting detention places or are otherwise engaged in the asylum and migration process, including judges, border officials, staff of civil society organizations, as well as staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), national preventive mechanisms, national human rights institutions, ombudspersons and other national or international organisations that monitor (immigration) detention.

Published 2019-05-02