Course: Statelessness Training with Liverpool Law Clinic

Wednesday, 14th September 2022 - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Course Overview

This course will review the immigration rules on statelessness, what is meant by statelessness and how people become stateless.  It will enable you to:

Identify clients who may be stateless or at risk of statelessness by:
  • Understanding the kind of evidence you will need
  • Finding reliable sources of information
Collate the kind of evidence needed to support an application by:
  • Examining the Home Office file
  • Helping clients contact embassies, keeping good records of embassy contact and and using this to provide evidence as a witness in the form of a statement (where you are not acting as a legal representative)
  • Being aware of the opportunities to identify nationality and statelessness when supporting asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants
Make a great referral pack to a specialist adviser including:
  • Completing ECF application (where appropriate)
  • Collating evidence of statelessness
  • Collating evidence of means
The training will last for three hours and will be divided into three shorter sessions as follows:

First session:
  • Legal background on Part 14 of the Immigration Rules, including how they may be relevant to victims of trafficking and people with deportation orders
  • How to look for and assess relevant evidence
Second session:
  • Case studies and group work (in breakout rooms)
Third session:
  • Whole group discussion of case studies
  • Opportunity to ask questions about the content and about issues encountered in your casework
Note: when asking questions, please respect your clients' confidentiality and remember that we cannot give advice on individual clients.

This course is suitable for OISC Level 1-trained advisers and above

The Trainers
Jo Bezzano and Judith Carter are solicitors at The University of Liverpool Law Clinic.  They have specialised in making immigration applications for stateless people for 6 and 9 years respectively.  They have both written about the procedure (ILPA/University of Liverpool Best Practice Guide and Statelessness In Practice report).  Judith has worked as an expert on the UK Statelessness Determination Procedure for the Council of Europe and UNHCR.  Jo has worked extensively for unaccompanied minors and victims of trafficking.

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