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Number of results found: 2006

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Bolivia

16. The Committee strongly recommends that the State party: (...) (d) Define strategic budgetary lines for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration, chronic malnutrition, indigenous children education, violence against children) and make...

16. The Committee strongly recommends that the State party:

(...)

(d) Define strategic budgetary lines for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration, chronic malnutrition, indigenous children education, violence against children) and make sure that those budgetary lines are protected even in situations of economic crisis, natural disasters or other emergencies;

(...)

35. The Committee recommends that the State party continue to take all necessary measures to ensure registration of all children, especially in rural areas, and that it take steps to identify all children who have not been registered or obtained an identity document. The Committee further recommends that the State party implement a specific strategy for the 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)

Pakistan

42. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure the full implementation of measures taken to remove structural obstacles to birth registration, launch a mass cost-free birth registration campaign and simplify the procedures for birth registration in order to cover all persons in the...

42. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure the full implementation of measures taken to remove structural obstacles to birth registration, launch a mass cost-free birth registration campaign and simplify the procedures for birth registration in order to cover all persons in the country, regardless of sex, religion, status or nationality, in accordance with article 7 of the Convention. The Committee recommends that the State party harmonize birth registration systems across the country and consider linking the system with the National Registration Act 1973.

83. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(...)

(d) Ensure that refugee children are registered at birth and receive appropriate protection, including unaccompanied and separated children, and in this regard, pursue cooperation with relevant United Nations agencies, including UNHCR, UNDP and UNICEF, as well as with NGOs; and

(e) Taking into account the UNHCR Guidelines on Protection and Care of Refugee Children, develop national legislation on refugee protection and asylumseekers, including on refugee status determination in accordance with international refugee law and standards, and consider ratifying international instruments, including the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol and the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954.

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

Qatar

34. In accordance with articles 2 and 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to critically review its Nationality Act in order to ensure that nationality can be transmitted to children through both the maternal and paternal line without distinction. 59. (...) It further...

34. In accordance with articles 2 and 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to critically review its Nationality Act in order to ensure that nationality can be transmitted to children through both the maternal and paternal line without distinction.

59. (...) It further recommends that the State party consider acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

United Arab Emirates

17. (...) Reaffirming section 16 of its general recommendation 30 (2004) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party consider modifying its legislation in order to allow children of Emirati women to receive citizenship in conformity with the...

17. (...) Reaffirming section 16 of its general recommendation 30 (2004) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party consider modifying its legislation in order to allow children of Emirati women to receive citizenship in conformity with the provisions of non-discrimination stipulated in article 5 (d) (iii) of the Convention.

18. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) continue its efforts to verify the nationality of the “Bidoun” without discrimination and grant nationality as appropriate; and (b) take appropriate measures to ensure their equal access to the labour market (article 5 (d) (iii) and (e)(i)).

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Remedy/Reparation Gender Race/Ethnicity Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Viet Nam

5. Consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Conventions relating to the Status of Refugees and the Status of Stateless Persons and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 

5. Consider ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, the Conventions relating to the Status of Refugees and the Status of Stateless Persons and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. 

Recommending State: Argentina

Recommendation Accepted

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

Bhutan

35. The Committee recalls its previous recommendation on the situation of ethnic Nepalese women who lost their Bhutanese citizenship following the enactment of the 1958 Citizenship Act, and expresses its continued concern at the impact that this may have on women acquiring citizenship based...

35. The Committee recalls its previous recommendation on the situation of ethnic Nepalese women who lost their Bhutanese citizenship following the enactment of the 1958 Citizenship Act, and expresses its continued concern at the impact that this may have on women acquiring citizenship based on their marital status and passing their citizenship to children born outside of the country, as well as children with non-national fathers, in particular those under 15 years of age, whose rights, including to education and access to health care, may be limited.

36. The Committee is encouraged by the State party’s willingness to resume talks with the Government of Nepal and recommends that it resolve all outstanding issues, including ensuring full access to free education and health services to all children under 15 years of age.

Loss/Deprivation Born abroad Gender Race/Ethnicity
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Tuvalu

37. (...) However, the Committee is concerned by information provided in the report that suggests that there is a discriminatory provision in the Constitution affecting, in certain circumstances, the transmission of citizenship by Tuvaluan women to their children on the basis of equality...

37. (...) However, the Committee is concerned by information provided in the report that suggests that there is a discriminatory provision in the Constitution affecting, in certain circumstances, the transmission of citizenship by Tuvaluan women to their children on the basis of equality with men.

38. The Committee requests the State party to amend without delay its legislation on nationality in order to bring it fully into line with article 9 of the Convention.

56. The Committee recommends that the State party develop disaster management and mitigation plans in response to the potential displacement and/or statelessness arising from environmental and climatic change and that women, including women in the outer islands, be included throughout the planning processes and adoption of such strategies. The State party is encouraged to seek assistance from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for this purpose. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that a gender perspective is integrated in all sustainable development policies and plans.

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

Liberia

30. The Committee notes with concern that certain provisions of the 1973 Revised Alien and Nationality Law discriminate against Liberian women. In particular, it is concerned that under this law, a child born abroad to a Liberian mother and a non-Liberian father is not automatically granted...

30. The Committee notes with concern that certain provisions of the 1973 Revised Alien and Nationality Law discriminate against Liberian women. In particular, it is concerned that under this law, a child born abroad to a Liberian mother and a non-Liberian father is not automatically granted its mother’s nationality.

31. 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.

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

Romania

16. The Committee strongly recommends that the State party, in accordance with article 4 of the Convention and taking into account the Committee’s recommendations issued after the day of general discussion devoted to "Resources for the Rights of the Child - Responsibility of States" on 21...

16. The Committee strongly recommends that the State party, in accordance with article 4 of the Convention and taking into account the Committee’s recommendations issued after the day of general discussion devoted to "Resources for the Rights of the Child - Responsibility of States" on 21 September 2007, increase the budget for the implementation of child rights and create a monitoring and oversight mechanism to ensure that allocation of resources and their expenditure are as effective as possible. In particular, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(...)

(c) Define strategic budgetary lines for disadvantaged or particularly vulnerable children and for those situations that may require affirmative social measures (such as birth registration) and make sure that those budgetary lines are protected even in situations of economic crisis, natural disasters or other emergencies;

(...)

36. The Committee recommends that the State party raise awareness of hospital staff, administrators and other health professionals, of their responsibilities to register births and to facilitate the issuing of birth certificates.

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

Sweden

64. The Committee notes with concern that the State party is considering the introduction of a support requirement (maintenance) as of 1 January 2010 as a condition for family immigration of foreign citizens and stateless persons. 65. The Committee reiterates its recommendation that the...

64. The Committee notes with concern that the State party is considering the introduction of a support requirement (maintenance) as of 1 January 2010 as a condition for family immigration of foreign citizens and stateless persons.

65. The Committee reiterates its recommendation that the State party continue to strengthen the measures taken to ensure that family reunification procedures for recognized refugees are dealt with in a positive, fair, humane and expeditious manner and that they do not entail a risk of infringement of the rights of children under the Convention.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights