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Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Madagascar

32. The Committee recommends that the State party urgently finalize the reform of the legislation on nationality of children and ensures that no discrimination exists against children born of a Malagasy mother and a father of foreign nationality or children born out of wedlock. The Committee...

32. The Committee recommends that the State party urgently finalize the reform of the legislation on nationality of children and ensures that no discrimination exists against children born of a Malagasy mother and a father of foreign nationality or children born out of wedlock. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure that children born in Madagascar do not risk being stateless.

34. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and intensify its efforts in ensuring free and compulsory birth registration for all children, including through use of mobile registration centres, and raise public awareness about the importance of birth registration. To achieve this objective, the State party should allocate adequate human, technical and financial resources to ensure easy access to registration by population in rural as well as urban areas.

Born on territory Birth registration Gender Discrimination - Other Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Togo

40. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that all children are properly registered at birth and that birth registration is free and compulsory in practice. To this aim, the State party should: (a) Adopt the decrees and measures contained in the law on the organization of the civil...

40. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that all children are properly registered at birth and that birth registration is free and compulsory in practice. To this aim, the State party should:

(a) Adopt the decrees and measures contained in the law on the organization of the civil registry system concerning birth registration, and provide adequate resources for its implementation;

(b) Increase the number of birth registration facilities, including mobile birth registration units, at the local, community and village levels;

(c) Urgently enforce the provisions of the law relating to the organization of the civil registry system in order to regulate and reduce the costs of birth certificates;

(d) Conduct awareness-raising campaigns, with the active support of community leaders, to promote birth registration for all children; and

(e) Guarantee that children without a birth certificate are not deprived of access to education, health care and other social services.

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

Thailand

42. The Committee urges the State party to further review and enact legislation in order to ensure that all children who are at risk of becoming stateless, including children belonging to the disadvantaged groups mentioned in paragraph 41, are provided with access to Thai nationality. The...

42. The Committee urges the State party to further review and enact legislation in order to ensure that all children who are at risk of becoming stateless, including children belonging to the disadvantaged groups mentioned in paragraph 41, are provided with access to Thai nationality. The Committee recommends that the State party consider ratifying the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and its 1967 Optional Protocol, and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

44. The Committee recommends that the State party take measures to ensure birth registration for all children born on its territory especially those who are not registered due to the economic status of their parents, ethnicity and immigration status. It also recommends that the State party carry out public education programmes, including campaigns to provide birth registration to those children already born in the territory of the State party but remain unregistered, as well as remove any monetary penalties for late registrations and take alternative measures to ensure timely registration of new-born children.

Access to nationality/Naturalization Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Syria

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...

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 Remedy/Reparation Access to nationality/Naturalization Birth registration Gender Race/Ethnicity International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

South Korea

37. In accordance with article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to undertake measures to ensure that birth registration is available to all children regardless of their parents’ legal status and/or origin. In doing so, the Committee further urges the State party to...

37. In accordance with article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to undertake measures to ensure that birth registration is available to all children regardless of their parents’ legal status and/or origin. In doing so, the Committee further urges the State party to ensure and verify that the registration accurately indicates the biological parents of the child.

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

Seychelles

71. The Committee urges the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. The Committee also recommends that the State party ratify the core United Nations human rights instruments...

71. The Committee urges the State party to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. The Committee also recommends that the State party ratify the core United Nations human rights instruments to which it is not yet a party, namely the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the 1961 Convention on Reduction of Statelessness.

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Timor Leste

77.41. In light of what is provided in article 7 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and with the support of the international community, improve the system of birth registration including by intensifying efforts to sensitize and mobilize public opinion regarding the advantages of...

77.41. In light of what is provided in article 7 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and with the support of the international community, improve the system of birth registration including by intensifying efforts to sensitize and mobilize public opinion regarding the advantages of birth registration in the process of establishing children’s identity and the enjoyment of their rights. 

Recommending State: Uruguay

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Timor Leste

77.40. Increase its efforts to promote civil registration of the Timorese population, particularly of children. 

77.40. Increase its efforts to promote civil registration of the Timorese population, particularly of children. 

Recommending State: Brazil

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Committee against Torture (CAT)

Djibouti

16. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party consider acceding to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and to the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

16. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party consider acceding to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and to the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Uganda

111.72. Strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered.

111.72. Strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered.

Recommending State: Ghana

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration