Policy workshop: Overhauling laws for registering children as British citizens

4 December 2015, 9.00 AM - 4 December 2015, 5.00 PM

Dr Devyani Prabhat, University of Bristol; Ms Jessica Hambly, University of Bristol; Ms Solange Valdez, Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens


Despite living nearly all their lives in Britain, some children are unable to afford University education as they are not eligible for student loans. This is solely because of their nationality. The Supreme Court has recently declared this to be discriminatory (Tigere case [2015] UKSC 57) as the children are unable to exercise their right to education.

Identifying a lack of full legal status as the root cause for the exclusion of these children from higher education, new research considers the practical application of the law on registering children as British citizens. These findings are based on research carried out at the University of Bristol Law School as part of an ESRC funded project, in collaboration with the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), which provides legal advice to children and their families wishing to register as British citizens.

The Univeristy of Bristol Law School is holding a workshop in London on December 4 with key stakeholders working in the registration of children as British Citizens.

For further information please visit the University of Bristol Project Website 


Contact information

Dr Devyani Prabhat, Principal Investigator, University of Bristol Law School: devyani.prabhat@bristol.ac.uk

Ms Solange Valdez, Director and Lead Solicitor of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) prcbc2013@aol.com

Ms Jessica Hambly, Research Assistant, University of Bristol Law School: jessica. hambly@bristol.ac.uk


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Kimani, who was represented by PRCBC, at his citizenship ceremony in London. Image courtesy of Kimani.

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