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Number of results found: 2006

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Thailand

51.97 Take additional specific measures to ensure the effective implementation of the right to nationality of stateless children born in Thailand and ensure their inclusion in society. 

51.97 Take additional specific measures to ensure the effective implementation of the right to nationality of stateless children born in Thailand and ensure their inclusion in society. 

Recommending State: Angola

Recommendation Accepted

Remedy/Reparation Born on territory
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Tanzania

147.1 Ratify the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. 

147.1 Ratify the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. 

Recommending State: Cote d'Ivoire

Recommendation Noted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Tanzania

147.12 Continue to increase access to birth registration for all children born in Tanzania, including migrants and refugees thus avoiding statelessness.

147.12 Continue to increase access to birth registration for all children born in Tanzania, including migrants and refugees thus avoiding statelessness.

Recommending State: Eswatini

Recommendation Noted

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

Poland

22. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Strengthen the prevention of statelessness among children, including by extending protection to children born to undocumented stateless parents; (b) Consider ratifying...

22. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Strengthen the prevention of statelessness among children, including by extending protection to children born to undocumented stateless parents;

(b) Consider ratifying the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, the European Convention on Nationality and the Council of Europe Convention on the Avoidance of Statelessness in relation to State Succession.

41. Recalling joint general comments No. 3 and No. 4 of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families/No. 22 and No. 23 (2017) of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the human rights of children in the context of international migration, the Committee reiterates its previous recommendations12 and urges the State party to:

(...) 

(i) Consider acceding to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

(Forced) migration context Born on territory International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Micronesia

86.143 Redouble efforts for the early registration of births and the issuance of birth certificates, particularly in the peripheral islands, and regularize the national system of identity documents. 

86.143 Redouble efforts for the early registration of births and the issuance of birth certificates, particularly in the peripheral islands, and regularize the national system of identity documents. 

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Accepted

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

Maldives

36. The Committee recommends that the State party revise its nationality law in order to remove discrimination against women with regard to the transmission of nationality, and improve mechanisms for identification and protection of stateless women and girls, including through access to...

36. The Committee recommends that the State party revise its nationality law in order to remove discrimination against women with regard to the transmission of nationality, and improve mechanisms for identification and protection of stateless women and girls, including through access to transparent and effective asylum procedures.

Identification and determination procedures Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Yemen

27.      In line with its General Recommendation no. 38 (2020) on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration, the Committee urges the State party to: (f)       Prosecute and adequately punish any person perpetuating slavery, ensuring enslaved women and girls are...

27.      In line with its General Recommendation no. 38 (2020) on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration, the Committee urges the State party to:

(f)       Prosecute and adequately punish any person perpetuating slavery, ensuring enslaved women and girls are immediately freed, issued identification documentation and provided with long-term rehabilitation services.

33. In line with its general recommendation No. 32 (2014) on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Repeal the discriminatory sections of the Nationality Law to ensure that women and men enjoy equal rights, in law and in practice, to acquire, transfer, retain and change their nationality, in line with article 9 of the Convention, including the right to transmit it to their children, as naturalized Yemeni citizens, and with respect to non-national spouses; ensuring this includes full retroactive implementation of the law and the abolishment of any additional requirements placed on Yemeni women to acquire prior ministerial approval with respect to nationality;

(b) Repeal article 4.B of the Nationality Law, which discriminates against children with disabilities;

(c) Issue directives to officials issuing official identity documents that women do not require the accompaniment of a male guardian to access the services;

(d) Expedite procedures to provide civil documentation to all groups in a situation of disadvantage, including internally displaced persons, and step up efforts to raise awareness among this population of their human rights and their right to access public services;

(e) Collect disaggregated data on the extent of statelessness in the State party; and

(f) Consider ratifying the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

48. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(...)

(b) Raise awareness among the general public of the rights of the Al Muhamasheen community, ensure they are issued national identification, including birth certificates, with which they can access unrestricted public services equal to other Yemeni citizens, and strictly penalize all acts of discrimination committed against them.

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration Gender Disability International Instruments Data Collection/Monitoring/Reporting Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Russia

35. The Committee recommends that the State party:  (a) Effectively implement the laws on citizenship and legal status of foreign nationals throughout its territory so that women can acquire Russian nationality and register the birth of children, particularly refugee and asylum seeking...

35. The Committee recommends that the State party:

 (a) Effectively implement the laws on citizenship and legal status of foreign nationals throughout its territory so that women can acquire Russian nationality and register the birth of children, particularly refugee and asylum seeking women, migrant women, Roma women and rural women, in line with the Committee’s general recommendation No. 32 (2014) on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women;

(b) Ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

(Forced) migration context Birth registration Gender Race/Ethnicity International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Sweden

29. (...) However, the Committee notes with concern that approximately 14,000 stateless persons, including many women and girls, are currently living in the State party. It further notes with concern that children, including girls, who are born stateless in the State party must apply for...

29. (...) However, the Committee notes with concern that approximately 14,000 stateless persons, including many women and girls, are currently living in the State party. It further notes with concern that children, including girls, who are born stateless in the State party must apply for citizenship before reaching adulthood.

30. Recalling its general recommendation No. 32 (2014) on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women, the Committee recommends that the State party adopt legislative and policy measures for the reunification of families and ensure equal access to health, legal and social services to mothers of stateless children. It further recommends that the State party systematically collect data, disaggregated by sex, age and gender, on the extent of statelessness in the State party.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Data Collection/Monitoring/Reporting Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Indonesia

38. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that Indonesian nationality is conferred to children born to an Indonesian and a non-Indonesian parent before 2006, with a view to preventing statelessness.

38. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that Indonesian nationality is conferred to children born to an Indonesian and a non-Indonesian parent before 2006, with a view to preventing statelessness.

Discrimination - Other