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Number of results found: 2006

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Tunisia

18. The Committee welcomes the repeal in 2020 of Circular No. 85 of 1965, which had prohibited the civil registration of newborns with an Amazigh or other non-Arabic name, but it is concerned about the administrative and judicial barriers faced by parents who do not register their children...

18. The Committee welcomes the repeal in 2020 of Circular No. 85 of 1965, which had prohibited the civil registration of newborns with an Amazigh or other non-Arabic name, but it is concerned about the administrative and judicial barriers faced by parents who do not register their children within 10 days of birth. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Remove all administrative and financial barriers faced by children in gaining access to birth registration and receiving birth certificates, including by allowing for late registration without a judicial appeal;

(b) Ensure that all children, including migrant children, children with non-Arabic names and children who were born prior to the repeal of Circular No. 85 of 1965, have access to birth registration and identity documents, regardless of their parents’ residency status.

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Singapore

59.31 Accede to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, enact national legislation on asylum in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the...

59.31 Accede to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, enact national legislation on asylum in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

Recommending State: Argentina

Recommendation Noted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Sierra Leone

143.250 Strengthen the civil registration mechanisms and ensure that every child is registered immediately after birth.

143.250 Strengthen the civil registration mechanisms and ensure that every child is registered immediately after birth.

Recommending State: Turkey

Recommendation Noted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Sierra Leone

143.261 Strengthen the mechanisms for registering civil status events, so that each child is registered immediately after birth.

143.261 Strengthen the mechanisms for registering civil status events, so that each child is registered immediately after birth.

Recommending State: Cote d'Ivoire

Recommendation Noted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Sierra Leone

143.259 Continue to strengthen civil registration mechanisms. 

143.259 Continue to strengthen civil registration mechanisms. 

Recommending State: Angola

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Sierra Leone

143.251 Strengthen the nationwide structures responsible for registration of births, with a view to achieving the timely registration of all births and the clearing of backlogs with respect to unregistered children. 

143.251 Strengthen the nationwide structures responsible for registration of births, with a view to achieving the timely registration of all births and the clearing of backlogs with respect to unregistered children. 

Recommending State: Botswana

Recommendation Noted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Sierra Leone

143.260 Strengthen civil registration mechanisms to guarantee proceeding with the late registration of births. 

143.260 Strengthen civil registration mechanisms to guarantee proceeding with the late registration of births. 

Recommending State: Chile

Recommendation Noted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Latvia

132.40 Facilitate the issuance of identity documents to stateless persons, by lifting the reservation to Article 27 of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. 

132.40 Facilitate the issuance of identity documents to stateless persons, by lifting the reservation to Article 27 of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. 

Recommending State: Cote d'Ivoire

Recommendation Noted

Lack of documents/Access to documentation International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Latvia

132.243 Streamline the processes related to naturalization for people who are in the process of acquiring Latvian nationality, especially for minors. 

132.243 Streamline the processes related to naturalization for people who are in the process of acquiring Latvian nationality, especially for minors. 

Recommending State: Costa Rica

Recommendation Noted

Access to nationality/Naturalization
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Latvia

132.238 Guarantee the automatic acquisition of citizenship by all children born in the territory of Latvia who would otherwise be stateless.

132.238 Guarantee the automatic acquisition of citizenship by all children born in the territory of Latvia who would otherwise be stateless.

Recommending State: Brazil

Recommendation Accepted

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