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Eric Fripp speaks to Human Rights Lawyers’ Association event on deprivation of nationality and ‘the right to have rights.’

26th May 2021

On 22 April Eric Fripp of 36 Public and Human Rights spoke to an event organised by the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association, ‘The right to have rights? Perspectives on statelessness in the UK and beyond.’

At the invitation of HRLA Eric Fripp spoke about the responsibility of legislators for the current UK combination of a wide power for citizenship deprivation where ‘the Secretary of State is satisfied that deprivation is conducive to the public good’, with weak appeal provisions and an absence of strong protective norms.  Other speakers included Amal de Chickera of the Institute on Statelessness and Exclusion, Christiana Bukalo, a statelessness activist based in Germany, Johanna Bezzano and Dr Judith Carter of the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Law Clinic, and Khadija Badri of the European Network on Statelessness.

Eric Fripp is recognised internationally as an expert on nationality and statelessness and their interaction with international refugee law and human rights instruments.  His publications include The Law and Practice of Expulsion and Exclusion from the United Kingdom (Hart, 2014), edited with Rowena Moffatt and Ellis Wilford, and Nationality and Statelessness in the International Law of Refugee Status (Hart, 2016).

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