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Palestine*

9. In the Palestinian territory that Israel has occupied since 1967, there are now five million stateless Palestinians living without rights, in an acute state of subjugation, and with no path to self-determination or a viable independent state which the international community has...

9. In the Palestinian territory that Israel has occupied since 1967, there are now five million stateless Palestinians living without rights, in an acute state of subjugation, and with no path to self-determination or a viable independent state which the international community has repeatedly promised is their right. Over the past five decades, Israel has created 300 Jewish-only civilian settlements, all of them illegal, with 700,000 Israeli Jewish settlers now living in East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the midst of, but apart from, three million Palestinians. In Gaza, Israel has barricaded the two million Palestinians into what former British Prime Minister David Cameron called “an open-air prison,” a method of population control unique in the modern world. In recent years, Israeli prime ministers have regularly and openly proclaimed that the country’s rule over the Palestinians and their land is permanent and that no Palestinian state will emerge.

46. (...) Among recent and current Israeli political leaders, the only debate regarding the Palestinians has come down to tertiary issues: whether the Palestinians will be granted a shrunken statelet with its own postage stamps and a seat at the United Nations, or alternatively be kept in their present state of statelessness. Either way, the intent is for the Palestinians to be encased in a political ossuary, a museum relic of 21st century colonialism.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Cambodia

19. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Strengthen its efforts to achieve universal registration, including through the expansion of electronic registration systems throughout the State party, capacity-building...

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

(a) Strengthen its efforts to achieve universal registration, including through the expansion of electronic registration systems throughout the State party, capacity-building of officials on the use and management of electronic systems, introduction of mobile registration units in rural areas, and public awareness-raising on the importance of birth registrations;

(b) Prohibit the practice of informal fees for the issuance of birth certificates;

(c) Ensure that all children, including Khmer Krom, ethnic Vietnamese and migrant children, have access to birth registration and identity documents;

(d) Develop a procedure to determine statelessness in order to properly identify and protect stateless children;

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

44. Noting with deep concern the discrimination faced by children belonging to minority or indigenous groups, which places them in particularly vulnerable situations, the Committee recommends that the State party combat discrimination faced by children belonging to minority or indigenous groups, including children of Vietnamese origin and Khmer Krom children, and ensure their full and equal access to birth registration and identity documents, health care, adequate housing, education and all other services.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Identification and determination procedures Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Canada

23. While noting the disproportionate barriers to access to birth registration for children of indigenous communities, the Committee takes note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals and urges the State party to: (a) Ensure the issuance of birth certificates for all children...

23. While noting the disproportionate barriers to access to birth registration for children of indigenous communities, the Committee takes note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals and urges the State party to:

(a) Ensure the issuance of birth certificates for all children born in its territory, in particular indigenous children, immediately after the birth;

(b) Amend the Citizenship Act to include a definition of stateless person in accordance with international law and consider ratifying the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.

Birth registration International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action

Tajikistan

53.  The Special Rapporteur is concerned that limited attention is given to the prevention of  trafficking of children belonging to minority groups and the protection of children of minority  groups  who are at risk of trafficking […]. The Special Rapporteur highlights the importance of...

53.  The Special Rapporteur is concerned that limited attention is given to the prevention of  trafficking of children belonging to minority groups and the protection of children of minority  groups  who are at risk of trafficking […]. The Special Rapporteur highlights the importance of ensuring that the particular situation of Roma and Jughi children is recognized and that measures are taken to facilitate their access to official personal documentation […]

70.  […] The Anti-Trafficking Law states that legal residence permits cannot be provided to adult victims of trafficking in persons who are either foreign citizens or stateless persons and whose identify cannot be established, and provides that measures are to be taken to administratively deport such individuals. That provision  raises serious concerns as to how the rights of such victims of trafficking to assistance and protection, including  non-refoulement, are protected. Information was not available on how pre-removal risk assessments are undertaken in practice.

88.  Concerning the early identification and protection of victims and potential victims of trafficking among refugees and asylum seekers, the Special Rapporteur recommends that the Government;

 (c) Continue efforts to reduce statelessness, and continue to ensure the birth registration of all children.

Lack of documents/Access to documentation Birth registration Children - Other Implementing measures - Other
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Sudan

137.283 Take legislative and administrative measures to combat statelessness. 

137.283 Take legislative and administrative measures to combat statelessness. 

Recommending State: Angola

Recommendation Accepted

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

Sudan

137.235 Consider amending the Nationality Act and regulations to uphold the independent right of Sudanese citizens to confer their nationality without discrimination based on gender or marital status. 

137.235 Consider amending the Nationality Act and regulations to uphold the independent right of Sudanese citizens to confer their nationality without discrimination based on gender or marital status. 

Recommending State: Chile

Recommendation Accepted

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

Lithuania

138.87 Establish a formal statelessness identification and determination procedure, in accordance with human rights obligations and standards, and encourage the revision of the nationality law so that stateless children born in the State may have the right to acquire Lithuanian nationality. ...

138.87 Establish a formal statelessness identification and determination procedure, in accordance with human rights obligations and standards, and encourage the revision of the nationality law so that stateless children born in the State may have the right to acquire Lithuanian nationality

Recommending State: Uruguay

Recommendation Accepted

Identification and determination procedures Born on territory Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Lithuania

138.88 Join efforts to harmonize national legislation on citizenship with the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

138.88 Join efforts to harmonize national legislation on citizenship with the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

Recommending State: Paraguay

Recommendation Accepted

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

Lithuania

138.78 Reiterate the need to modify legislation to guarantee the full legal, social and cultural integration of the Russophone minority in Lithuania, in particular the reform of the regulations for the attribution of nationality, and therefore European citizenship, as well as the legal and...

138.78 Reiterate the need to modify legislation to guarantee the full legal, social and cultural integration of the Russophone minority in Lithuania, in particular the reform of the regulations for the attribution of nationality, and therefore European citizenship, as well as the legal and educational linguistic framework, in accordance with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of 1992. 

Recommending State: Spain

Recommendation Accepted

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

Togo

119.224 Continue the progress made in the eradication of statelessness in accordance with the national plan that has been drawn up for this purpose. 

119.224 Continue the progress made in the eradication of statelessness in accordance with the national plan that has been drawn up for this purpose. 

Recommending State: Tunisia

Recommendation Accepted

Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action