42. The Committee recalls the responsibilities of the State party, in accordance with articles 2 and 7 of the Convention, to ensure that all children within the State party’s jurisdiction have the right to be registered and acquire a nationality, irrespective of the child’s or his or her parents’ or legal guardians’ sex, race, religion or ethnicity, social origin or status. The Committee therefore urges the State party:
(a) To take immediate steps to guarantee that all children of Syrian-born Kurdish parents, including children of stateless Kurds known as Maktoumeen promptly acquire Syrian nationality and enjoy their rights without discrimination;
(b) To proceed with the amendment of the Nationality Act to allow children of Syrian mothers married to foreign nationals to acquire the nationality of their mothers;
(c) To ratify the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954, and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961.
44. The Committee urges the State party to strengthen its efforts to ensure the effective registration of all children born in the State party, regardless of their origin and without any discrimination. To this aim, the Committee urges the State party to amend the Personal Status Code, to fully recognize all mixed marriages and to take all the necessary measures to protect and properly register children born out of wedlock and children from remote areas.
Protection/Enjoyment of rights
Access to nationality/Naturalization