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  • Stateless Persons
  • Nationality
  • Children
  • Discrimination
  • Implementing measures

Number of results found: 2006

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Uzbekistan

11. (...) The Committee encourages the State party to amend its national legislation and remove administrative barriers to the acquisition of Uzbek citizenship by stateless persons, including the children of stateless persons in its territory, in an effort to prevent statelessness, as well...

11. (...) The Committee encourages the State party to amend its national legislation and remove administrative barriers to the acquisition of Uzbek citizenship by stateless persons, including the children of stateless persons in its territory, in an effort to prevent statelessness, as well as to consider ratifying the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Access to nationality/Naturalization International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Morocco

16. (...) The Committee urges the State party to revise its Nationality Code so that Moroccan women are able to transmit their nationality to husbands of foreign origin and thus enjoy rights equal to those enjoyed by Moroccan men.

16. (...) The Committee urges the State party to revise its Nationality Code so that Moroccan women are able to transmit their nationality to husbands of foreign origin and thus enjoy rights equal to those enjoyed by Moroccan men.

Gender
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
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Kuwait

81.5. Improve the situation of the “Beduns” by considering the possibility of acceding to the Convention on refugees and its protocol, as well as to the conventions dealing with statelessness. 

81.5. Improve the situation of the “Beduns” by considering the possibility of acceding to the Convention on refugees and its protocol, as well as to the conventions dealing with statelessness

Recommending State: Switzerland

Recommendation Noted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Kuwait

82.3. Accede to the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons. 

82.3. Accede to the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons. 

Recommending State: France

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