- Statelessness and the registration of British citizenship (R (on the application of MK) v SSHD)
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- What are the practical implications of this case for practitioners?
- What issues did this case raise?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- Are there still any grey areas or unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for? If so, how can they avoid any possible problems and pitfalls?
- How does all this fit in with other developments in this area of law? Do you have any predictions for future developments?
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.
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