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Number of results found: 2020

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Djibouti

34. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to encourage birth registration of all children, including children living in remote areas, children living on the street, children of refugees and other non-Djiboutian children. The Committee encourages...

34. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to encourage birth registration of all children, including children living in remote areas, children living on the street, children of refugees and other non-Djiboutian children. The Committee encourages the State party to use mobile registration units to reach distant children and to provide for registration, including late registration, of births free of charge.

 

Birth registration
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Switzerland

18. (...) The Committee encourages the State party to adopt standards on integration for the naturalization process, in conformity with the Convention, and to take all effective and adequate measures to ensure that naturalization applications are not rejected on discriminatory grounds...

18. (...) The Committee encourages the State party to adopt standards on integration for the naturalization process, in conformity with the Convention, and to take all effective and adequate measures to ensure that naturalization applications are not rejected on discriminatory grounds throughout the territory of the State party.
 

Access to nationality/Naturalization
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Germany

20. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party facilitate acquisition of German citizenship by long-term residents and persons born in Germany in order to promote the integration of such residents as may wish to acquire German citizenship without relinquishing their own. 

20. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party facilitate acquisition of German citizenship by long-term residents and persons born in Germany in order to promote the integration of such residents as may wish to acquire German citizenship without relinquishing their own. 

Loss/Deprivation Access to nationality/Naturalization
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Russia

14. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a national plan of action that includes special measures for the promotion of access by Roma to employment, personal documents, residence registration, adequate housing with legal security of tenure, education and other economic,...

14. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party adopt a national plan of action that includes special measures for the promotion of access by Roma to employment, personal documents, residence registration, adequate housing with legal security of tenure, education and other economic, social and cultural rights, in accordance with general recommendation 27 (2000) on discrimination against Roma, and allocate sufficient resources for the effective implementation of that plan.

23. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party facilitate access to residence registration and Russian citizenship by all former Soviet citizens on the basis of a simplified procedure and irrespective of the ethnicity of applicants.

Access to nationality/Naturalization Nationality/Identity documentation Race/Ethnicity Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Namibia

15. The Committee urges the State party to respect the right to freedom of movement of refugees and asylum-seekers within the borders of the State party’s territory, as well as their right to identity documents, including by issuing official birth certificates to newborn children of asylum...

15. The Committee urges the State party to respect the right to freedom of movement of refugees and asylum-seekers within the borders of the State party’s territory, as well as their right to identity documents, including by issuing official birth certificates to newborn children of asylum-seekers and refugees.
 

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Madagascar

24. While noting that the State party has adopted Law No. 2008-017, which authorizes the ratification of the Convention on the Nationality of Married Women and is aimed at rectifying the inequality of rights between women and men with respect to nationality, the Committee notes with concern...

24. While noting that the State party has adopted Law No. 2008-017, which authorizes the ratification of the Convention on the Nationality of Married Women and is aimed at rectifying the inequality of rights between women and men with respect to nationality, the Committee notes with concern that the Nationality Code does not comply with article 9 of the Convention in that it does not allow a Malagasy woman married to a foreigner to transmit her nationality to her husband or children on the same basis as a Malagasy man married to a foreigner.

25.The Committee urges the State party to amend the Nationality Code so as to bring it in line with article 9 of the Convention.

 

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Georgia

28. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its ongoing efforts to establish institutional structures, for example through the use of mobile registration centres, in order to ensure full birth registration throughout the country. The Committee recommends, in...

28. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its ongoing efforts to establish institutional structures, for example through the use of mobile registration centres, in order to ensure full birth registration throughout the country. The Committee recommends, in addition, that information campaigns be used to inform the population of birth registration requirements.

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Eritrea

33. The Committee reiterates its concern from the previous periodic review and urges the State party to strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory, including those of minorities and living in remote areas, are registered....

33. The Committee reiterates its concern from the previous periodic review and urges the State party to strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory, including those of minorities and living in remote areas, are registered. Furthermore, the Committee urges the State party to create institutional structures at all levels that are accessible and free in order to implement effective birth registration, e.g. by introducing mobile units, especially in rural and remote areas and internally displaced persons and refugee camps. The Committee recommends the State party to seek technical assistance from UNICEF for the implementation of these recommendations.

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Serbia

34. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to continue and strengthen, as a matter of priority, its efforts to establish a system ensuring the registration of all children born within its territory - irrespective of the nationality and status of the...

34. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to continue and strengthen, as a matter of priority, its efforts to establish a system ensuring the registration of all children born within its territory - irrespective of the nationality and status of the parents. The Committee further recommends that the State party take specific steps to remove existing gaps and obstacles to universal civil registration and to ensure registration of the children of Roma and internally displaced persons, in order to enable these groups to exercise the full range of rights recognized in the Convention.

76. The Committee urges the State party to:

(...)

(c) Take all necessary measures to systematically register Roma children so as to provide equal access to health services and to avoid statelessness;

(...)

 

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Sierra Leone

34. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to register all children with a special focus on children in the rural areas, including by providing the opportunity for late registration free of charge, mobile registration centres and financial...

34. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to register all children with a special focus on children in the rural areas, including by providing the opportunity for late registration free of charge, mobile registration centres and financial assistance.

Birth registration