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Dr Leandro Mancano publishes on the blog of the Scottish Parliament Information Centre

Mon 7 June 2021


Dr Leandro Mancano, Senior Lecturer in European Union Law at Edinburgh Law School, has published on the blog of the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The blogpost titled "Settled Status and Criminal Records" looks at some of the issues related to applications for settled status by prisoners and those with a criminal record, and is based on Dr Mancano’s PLEAS research project (Protection in the Law of Expulsion and Aid in Scotland), funded by a CAHSS Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant’.

Settled Status and Criminal Records

To prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the UK Government set up a registration system for EU, EEA and Swiss nationals: the EU settlement scheme. The scheme was launched in pilot form in 2018 and became fully operational in 2019.

Concerns have been expressed about the functioning of the scheme and also whether it will effectively protect people’s rights – these include, amongst other things, the UK Government’s decision to not offer a physical document as proof of settled status.

Read the full blog post.