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Number of results found: 1930

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Madagascar

20. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee strongly urges the State party to: (a) Take steps to reverse the current downward trend of birth registrations in the country, including by allocating adequate resources for implementation of the civil...

20. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee strongly urges the State party to:

(a) Take steps to reverse the current downward trend of birth registrations in the country, including by allocating adequate resources for implementation of the civil registration and vital statistics national strategic plan and making concerted efforts, such as enabling late and free of charge registrations and increasing birth registration in areas with very low rates, especially in the region of Atsimo Andrefana;

(b) Amend its law on nationality in order to provide legal safeguards against statelessness at birth and to allow children adopted by a Malagasy mother and foreign father to gain the nationality;

(c) Consider acceding to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954 and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961;

(d) Seek technical assistance from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UNICEF, among others, for the implementation of these recommendations.

Adoption/Surrogacy Birth registration Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action Implementing measures - Other
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Netherlands

18.     The Committee is concerned that conditions under which stateless children may apply for Dutch nationality under the present Nationality Act, which among others requires three years of legal residency, are very strict. Recalling its previous recommendations, the Committee recommends...

18.     The Committee is concerned that conditions under which stateless children may apply for Dutch nationality under the present Nationality Act, which among others requires three years of legal residency, are very strict. Recalling its previous recommendations, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a)        Ensure that all children born in Aruba and Curaçao, including those with an irregular residence status, have access to birth registration and/or identity cards, and strengthen legal pathways to acquire a nationality;

(b)        Guarantee all stateless children born or present within the territory of the State party the right to acquire nationality irrespective of residency status;

(c)        Implement measures for ensuring that children with an “unknown” nationality, a status that leaves them unable to be registered as stateless and obtain international protection, do not remain in such a status for a prolonged period of time;

(d)        Ensure the access to education, health, and social services for stateless children and children with an “unknown” nationality;

(e)        Ensure that no child, including those between 16 and 17 years of age, is deprived of his or her nationality for actions that are considered to constitute a threat to national security, and also consider children’s best interests when such withdrawals of nationality are imposed on parents.

37. (...) (c) Ensure that the rights of asylum-seeking and refugee children in all constituent countries are guaranteed under legislation, including by: (i) ensuring that such children are registered and issued with legal identification documents;

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Remedy/Reparation Stateless Persons - Other Loss/Deprivation (Forced) migration context Access to nationality/Naturalization Nationality/Identity documentation Born on territory Birth registration Children - Other
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Eswatini

118.172 Review the Constitution and law on nationality in order to guarantee women the equal rights as men. 

118.172 Review the Constitution and law on nationality in order to guarantee women the equal rights as men. 

Recommending State: Cote d'Ivoire

Recommendation Noted

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Eswatini

118.27 Ratify the United Nations Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1954 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

118.27 Ratify the United Nations Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1954 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Recommending State: Haiti

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Eswatini

118.167 Guarantee, through appropriate legislative measures, equal rights to fathers and mothers with regard to the transmission of nationality to children. 

118.167 Guarantee, through appropriate legislative measures, equal rights to fathers and mothers with regard to the transmission of nationality to children. 

Recommending State: Republic of the Congo

Recommendation Noted

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Greece

130.180 Consider measures to enhance the accessibility of birth registration for children of parents with irregular migration status. 

130.180 Consider measures to enhance the accessibility of birth registration for children of parents with irregular migration status. 

Recommending State: Philippines

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Tajikistan

123.224 Ensure that all children are registered at birth regardless of their status or ethnicity. 

123.224 Ensure that all children are registered at birth regardless of their status or ethnicity. 

Recommending State: Chile

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Papua New Guinea

144.154 Strengthen efforts to combat child abuse and exploitation, including by raising the level of birth registration, which would facilitate the full implementation of the Child Protection Act 2015. 

144.154 Strengthen efforts to combat child abuse and exploitation, including by raising the level of birth registration, which would facilitate the full implementation of the Child Protection Act 2015. 

Recommending State: Japan

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Papua New Guinea

144.156 Take all necessary measures to ensure birth registration for all children under 5 years of age, including children of refugees and stateless persons. 

144.156 Take all necessary measures to ensure birth registration for all children under 5 years of age, including children of refugees and stateless persons. 

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Noted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Papua New Guinea

144.161 Accede to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

144.161 Accede to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Recommending State: Haiti

Recommendation Noted

International Instruments