Round table "Stateless Determination Procedure: Submission and acceptance of applications. Challenges and opportunities"

27 вересня 2021

On September 21, Sofiia Kordonets, Oksana Zhelanova, Dmytro Hanych, and Kseniia Karagyaur met with the representatives of bodies and subdivisions of the State Migration Service of Ukraine in Kharkiv Region as a part of a thematic round table. During the event, participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences in submitting / accepting applications for recognition as stateless person and discussed the ways to cooperate in this area.

In a favorable working atmosphere, participants spoke about:

  • The main categories of persons applying for recognition as a stateless person;
  • Challenges when submitting / accepting applications from stateless persons;
  • Ways to facilitate the submission of an application for recognition as a stateless person in non-standard cases.

Since April 2021, the Stateless Determination Procedure is available to everyone in Ukraine, now stateless persons can apply to the State Migration Service for recognition. So far, being accompanied by the lawyers and attorneys of the team of the CF “Right to Protection” Project “Legal Assistance to Stateless Persons in Ukraine”, 59 persons were able to submit their applications for recognition as stateless persons.

Due to effective cooperation with the State Migration Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region, some of these applications were submitted in Kharkiv and in the region.

In connection with the implementation of the Stateless Determination Procedure in Ukraine, the R2P is conducting and plans to continue to hold events with the representatives of public authorities and other institutions in order to establish effective cooperation in this area.

Our team is sincerely grateful to all the participants for their interest in the topic and activity during the round table!

USEFUL THEMATIC MATERIALS:

Statelessness in Ukraine: scope and causes of the problem

Про правовий статус особи, яку визнано ОБГ та про статус заявника

Legal status of a person recognized as a stateless in Ukraine and the status of a person who applies for a statelessness determination procedure (SDP)

Statelessness: Ukraine became the 21st country in the world and the 15th in Europe to establish a separate Stateless Determination Procedure (SDP)

Instruction: How to apply for a stateless person status? 

Project “Legal assistance to stateless persons in Ukraine” is implemented by the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P) with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)