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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Kuwait

81.6. End all de jure and de facto discrimination against “Beduns” by affording en masse all Beduns equal protection under law, and in particular by conferring Kuwaiti nationality on a non-discriminatory basis and allowing for the use of social services to such persons. 

81.6. End all de jure and de facto discrimination against “Beduns” by affording en masse all Beduns equal protection under law, and in particular by conferring Kuwaiti nationality on a non-discriminatory basis and allowing for the use of social services to such persons. 

Recommending State: Israel

Recommendation Noted

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Remedy/Reparation Race/Ethnicity
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Kuwait

81.4. Recognize the right to Kuwaiti nationality of those persons who have been left stateless due to the nationality law in 1959, and provide for the same enjoyment of their human rights as to other citizens. 

81.4. Recognize the right to Kuwaiti nationality of those persons who have been left stateless due to the nationality law in 1959, and provide for the same enjoyment of their human rights as to other citizens. 

Recommending State: Slovakia

Recommendation Noted

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Remedy/Reparation
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Kuwait

82.2. Ratify the Convention relating to the status of stateless persons and the Convention relating to the reduction of statelessness. 

82.2. Ratify the Convention relating to the status of stateless persons and the
Convention relating to the reduction of statelessness

Recommending State: Netherlands

Recommendation Noted

International Instruments
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

North Macedonia

33. The Committee urges the State party to: (a) Undertake a survey to identify children lacking birth registration and/or identity documents and take immediate administrative and judicial measures to ensure retroactive birth registration and issuance of documents for these children; (...) ...

33. The Committee urges the State party to:

(a) Undertake a survey to identify children lacking birth registration and/or identity documents and take immediate administrative and judicial measures to ensure retroactive birth registration and issuance of documents for these children;

(...)

(c) Take immediate measures to ensure that children lacking identity documents are not refused access to education, health and public services, including child allowances;

(d) Continue fulfilling its international obligations and raising protection standards with regard to stateless children, in particular by establishing a specific statelessness determination procedure; and

(e) Ratify the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961 and the Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession of 2006.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Identification and determination procedures Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration International Instruments Data Collection/Monitoring/Reporting Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Grenada

31. The Committee recommends that the State party take the necessary measures to ensure that all children are registered at birth. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure that a baptism certificate is not a prerequisite for a birth certificate and that the name of the father is...

31. The Committee recommends that the State party take the necessary measures to ensure that all children are registered at birth. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure that a baptism certificate is not a prerequisite for a birth certificate and that the name of the father is included on the child’s birth certificate.

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

Nigeria

37. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to ensure free and compulsory birth registration for all children. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To raise public awareness about the importance of birth registration and existing legislation; ...

37. The Committee recommends that the State party continue and strengthen its efforts to ensure free and compulsory birth registration for all children. The Committee urges the State party:

(a) To raise public awareness about the importance of birth registration and existing legislation;

(b) To allocate adequate financial, human and other resources to ensure easy access to registration by population in rural areas, including by strengthening ongoing training programs for birth registration personnel and midwives;

(c) To urge midwives to report administratively all births and provide midwives with training on how to undertake such reporting;

(d) To amend the Birth, Death (Compulsory Registration) Act No. 69 of 1992 so as to ensure free birth registration regardless of the time of registration and, in the meanwhile, extend the three-year waiver (2005-2008) for payment fees permanently;

(e) To ensure that monitoring bodies, in particular state committees for birth registration, operate effectively, including through adequate resources;

(f) To conduct awareness-raising programs, notably through the media, in rural areas on the importance and benefits of birth registration.

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

Argentina

41. The Committee recommends that the State party continue to take all necessary measures, including retroactively, to ensure the access by all children, including children born outside of health-care facilities, indigenous children, and children from disadvantaged families, such as those...

41. The Committee recommends that the State party continue to take all necessary measures, including retroactively, to ensure the access by all children, including children born outside of health-care facilities, indigenous children, and children from disadvantaged families, such as those living in remote areas or in social exclusion, to free birth registration, and that it take steps to identify all children who have not been registered or have not obtained an identity document. The Committee also encourages the State party to adopt flexible measures of birth registration, including mobile units, to reach all children. It further recommends that the State party implement a specific birth registration strategy for indigenous communities based on respect for their cultures and taking into account the Committee’s general comment No. 11 (2009) on indigenous children and their rights under the Convention.

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

Japan

46. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Amend its nationality and citizenship laws and regulations in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the Convention so as to ensure the registration of all children and protect children from de jure statelessness; and (b)...

46. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Amend its nationality and citizenship laws and regulations in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the Convention so as to ensure the registration of all children and protect children from de jure statelessness; and

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

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

Belgium

75. (...) (d) Implement the governmental declaration of March 2008 on the new procedure for determination of stateless status and consider issuing residence permits to recognized stateless persons – including children – and acceding to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. ...

75. (...) (d) Implement the governmental declaration of March 2008 on the new procedure for determination of stateless status and consider issuing residence permits to recognized stateless persons – including children – and acceding to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Identification and determination procedures International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Grenada

71.2. Consider ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional...

71.2. Consider ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional Protocols thereto; the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; the First and Second Optional Protocols to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the Protocols to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the Rome Statute; accede to the Conventions on refugees and stateless persons; and accomplish the human rights goals set out in Human Rights Council resolution 9/12. 

Recommending State: Brazil

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments