In 2021, the Federal Court (“FC”) decided on various cases regarding the issue of statelessness and citizenship. These include, among others, the FC case of Chan Tai Ern Bermillo & 1 Lagi v Ketua Pengarah Pendaftaran Negara, Malaysia & 2 Lagi (“CTEB”) decided in May 2021; and Cho Chiang Huat & Anor v Pendaftar Besar Kelahiran dan Kematian (“CCH”) decided in November 2021; and most recently, Ketua Setiausaha KDN dan 2 Lagi v Lew Yee Hong & 1 Lagi (“LYH”) decided in October 2022.
This webinar will discuss these cases thoroughly and clear any doubts on the current position on this area of law and how to argue these positions in Court.
Larissa Ann Louis graduated from the University of Reading, UK. She was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple) in 2014, and as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2016. She now heads the pro bono unit alongside the Managing Partner of Azri, Lee Swee Seng & Co. Larissa Ann is currently an elected Bar Councillor and is the Co-Deputy Chairperson of the Bar Council’s Human Rights Committee (“HRC”).
Since she started practising law, she has been involved in various constitutional law matters and has represented the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (“UNHCR”), Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (“SUHAKAM”), Bar Council, and several non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”). She is the Managing Director of HaKita (our rights), an organisation that advocates human rights empowerment.
She co-heads the Right to Citizenship cluster in the CSO Platform for Reform, and heads HRC’s Working Group on Statelessness & Citizenship Rights. She was also appointed Watching Brief Counsel for the FC cases of CTEB and CCH. She was co-counsel for the recent FC case of LYH, all of which will be discussed thoroughly at the webinar.
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