While our Independent Law Centre provides support to anyone directly affected by immigration concerns, we also work to advocate for broader social, legal and policy change to protect people’s rights and prevent future injustices.
We focus on a number of strategic themes while also responding to emerging issues. Read about our current areas of focus below and find out how you can support our work here.
Stateless people have no nationality, either through legal gaps or through discriminatory state practices. It is estimated there are half a million stateless people across Europe. Stateless people are often denied basic fundamental rights such as the right to vote, apply for citizenship, and access public services. Irish law does not provide a definition for stateless people, there is no established process for determining statelessness, and there are no official numbers on stateless people living in Ireland.