Equal Rights Trust publishes Guidelines on Stateless Persons and Arbitrary Detention

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Equal Rights Trust Guidelines to Protect Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention became available online on 10/07/2012. The Guidelines provide detailed guidance on how states should treat stateless persons in the context of immigration detention in order to comply with their obligations under international human rights law, in particular the rights to equality and non-discrimination and the right to be free from arbitrary detention. The Guidelines were drafted through a consultation process which sought to be comprehensive and inclusive. They have been reviewed by experts in the complementary fields of human rights, equality, immigration, detention, refugees and statelessness. 

For further information please visit: The Equal Rights Trust: Guidelines to Protect Stateless Persons for Arbitrary Detention
For the Press Release on the Guidelines please see: The Equal Rights Trust: News Story: Detention Guidelines available online

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