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Statelessness and the registration of British citizenship (R (on the application of MK) v SSHD)

Statelessness and the registration of British citizenship (R (on the application of MK) v SSHD)
Published on: 27 June 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Statelessness and the registration of British citizenship (R (on the application of MK) v SSHD)
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Article summary

Immigration analysis: The recent decision in R (on the application of MK (a child by her litigation friend CAE)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department provides an important clarification of the meaning of statelessness for the purposes of registration for British citizenship. Solange Valdez-Symonds, from the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), and Steve Valdez-Symonds, Amnesty International UK, consider the practical implications of the case for immigration lawyers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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