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Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Cameroon

34. The Committee urges the State party to strengthen and further develop its national system of registration to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered, paying particular attention to the most disadvantaged children including Bororo, Baka, Bakola and Mafa...

34. The Committee urges the State party to strengthen and further develop its national system of registration to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered, paying particular attention to the most disadvantaged children including Bororo, Baka, Bakola and Mafa children, girls, children living in rural areas, and refugee children. Furthermore, in order to implement effective birth registration, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Create institutional structures with adequate human, technical and financial resources at all levels that allow compulsory, accessible and free birth registration especially in rural and remote areas and refugee camps;

(b) Extend the time period during which obtaining birth registration is free from 30 to 120 days and establish easily accessible registration centres and mobile units for remote and rural areas, giving priority and resources to placing centres in underserved regions which have low rates of birth registration;

(c) Seek technical assistance, inter alia from UNICEF, for the implementation of these recommendations.

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

El Salvador

36. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation that the State party pursue and strengthen its efforts to develop an efficient and free birth registration system for all children. The Committee urges the State party to make the civil registration system more accessible at the...

36. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation that the State party pursue and strengthen its efforts to develop an efficient and free birth registration system for all children. The Committee urges the State party to make the civil registration system more accessible at the grassroots level, to ensure allocation of adequate human, technical and financial resources to registration centres and to take further measures, including mobile services, to ensure easy access to registration by the population, including in less accessible areas of the country. The State party should also provide the Committee with relevant data on this issue in its next report.

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

Paraguay

34. In light of article 7 of the Convention and in line with its previous recommendations, the Committee recommends that the State party take all necessary measures to ensure registration of all children, paying particular attention to indigenous children and children living in rural areas....

34. In light of article 7 of the Convention and in line with its previous recommendations, the Committee recommends that the State party take all necessary measures to ensure registration of all children, paying particular attention to indigenous children and children living in rural areas. It urges the State party to provide decentralized registration offices and units with the necessary human, material and financial resources and strengthen its awareness-raising activities in all communities on the importance of birth registration for all boys and girls. Furthermore, the Committee recommends that the State party ensure that unregistered children are not deprived of their rights, notably to health and education.

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

Burkina Faso

35. The Committee urges the State party to strengthen its efforts to establish a national system of free birth registration which should be sustainable and available, including in the most remote areas of the State party, through the provision of decentralized registration offices with the...

35. The Committee urges the State party to strengthen its efforts to establish a national system of free birth registration which should be sustainable and available, including in the most remote areas of the State party, through the provision of decentralized registration offices with the necessary human, material and financial resources. The Committee also recommends the State party to strengthen its awareness-raising activities about birth registration. The Committee further urges the State party to ensure that refugee children are provided with a birth certificate and that unregistered children are not deprived of access to social services.

Birth registration
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Malawi

29. The Committee urges the State party to remove all discriminatory laws relating to nationality, in accordance with article 9 of the Convention, during the ongoing legal reform process.

29. The Committee urges the State party to remove all discriminatory laws relating to nationality, in accordance with article 9 of the Convention, during the ongoing legal reform process.

Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Egypt

37. (...) The Committee is concerned, however, that Egyptian women cannot pass their nationality on to their foreign husbands, unlike Egyptian men who have such right after two years of marriage, and it is also concerned that the children of Egyptian women married to foreigners from certain...

37. (...) The Committee is concerned, however, that Egyptian women cannot pass their nationality on to their foreign husbands, unlike Egyptian men who have such right after two years of marriage, and it is also concerned that the children of Egyptian women married to foreigners from certain countries are still encountering obstacles in passing their nationality to their children.


38. The Committee requests the State party to amend the nationality law so as to bring it into conformity with article 9 of the Convention. The Committee also calls upon the State party to remove any obstacles to the practical implementation of the law.

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Tajikistan

34. The Committee recommends the State party make greater efforts to remove all administrative and financial obstacles that deter parents from registering their children and ensure free and timely registration of births, especially in remote rural areas, and encourages the establishment of...

34. The Committee recommends the State party make greater efforts to remove all administrative and financial obstacles that deter parents from registering their children and ensure free and timely registration of births, especially in remote rural areas, and encourages the establishment of mobile registration offices and registration units in schools and health facilities. It also recommends organizing national campaigns to raise awareness on the importance of birth registration for the child.

65. The Committee recommends that the State party: (...)

(d) Ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

United Arab Emirates

33. The Committee urges the State party to take all necessary steps to expedite the adoption of the amendment of the Nationality and Passports Law to grant women equal rights with regard to acquisition, change and retention of nationality and its conferral. The Committee also calls upon the...

33. The Committee urges the State party to take all necessary steps to expedite the adoption of the amendment of the Nationality and Passports Law to grant women equal rights with regard to acquisition, change and retention of nationality and its conferral. The Committee also calls upon the State party to withdraw its reservation to article 9 of the Convention. Further, it recommends that the State party consider accession to international instruments to address the situation of stateless persons, including the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, and requests updated information on the situation of stateless women.

Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Uzbekistan

39. ...The Committee also encourages the State party to consider ratifying or acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

39. ...The Committee also encourages the State party to consider ratifying or acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Albania

71. Adopt further measures to ensure birth registration of all children. 

71. Adopt further measures to ensure birth registration of all children. 

Recommending State: Czechia

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration