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Number of results found: 2006

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Brunei Darussalam

29. The Committee encourages the State party: (a) To withdraw its reservation to article 9 (2) of the Convention; (b) To amend its Nationality Act with a view to bringing it into full compliance with the Convention and enabling Bruneian women to transmit their nationality to their children...

29. The Committee encourages the State party:
(a) To withdraw its reservation to article 9 (2) of the Convention;
(b) To amend its Nationality Act with a view to bringing it into full compliance with the Convention and enabling Bruneian women to transmit their nationality to their children and foreign spouses on a basis of equality with Bruneian men.

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

Guinea

40. The Committee notes with concern that certain provisions of the Civil Code continue to contradict article 9 of the Convention and discriminate against Guinean women, since only men transmit their nationality automatically to their children.  41. The Committee recommends that the State...

40. The Committee notes with concern that certain provisions of the Civil Code continue to contradict article 9 of the Convention and discriminate against Guinean women, since only men transmit their nationality automatically to their children

41. The Committee recommends that the State party expeditiously amend the Civil Code so as to bring it into conformity with article 9 of the Convention.

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Ecuador

33. The Committee recommends that the State party repeal article 7 of the Naturalization Act so that any person with disabilities can choose to apply for Ecuadorian nationality on an equal basis with others.

33. The Committee recommends that the State party repeal article 7 of the Naturalization Act so that any person with disabilities can choose to apply for Ecuadorian nationality on an equal basis with others.

Disability Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Mexico

42. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that all children with disabilities are immediately registered at birth and are provided with an identity document.

42. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that all children with disabilities are immediately registered at birth and are provided with an identity document.

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Morocco

31. The Committee urges the State party to: (a) Adopt all the necessary measures for an effective implementation of the nationality law reform, and amend article 16, paragraph 7, of Law No. 37-99 in order for all mothers without discrimination to be able to transmit their family names to...

31. The Committee urges the State party to:

(a) Adopt all the necessary measures for an effective implementation of the nationality law reform, and amend article 16, paragraph 7, of Law No. 37-99 in order for all mothers without discrimination to be able to transmit their family names to their children.

(b) Ensure that all children born on its territory, irrespective of their parents’ status or their legal residence permits, are registered and provided with official birth certificates immediately, without any undue barriers;

(c) Abolish the fees imposed for obtaining a birth certificate, extend the short period of time (30 days) for the registration of newborns and facilitate the provision of birth certificates to all refugee children who still do not possess one; and

(d) Consider ratifying the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Birth registration Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Croatia

27. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/15/Add.243, para. 32) that the State party undertake measures to ensure that all provisions of the Act on Croatian Citizenship are in conformity with article 7 of the Convention and the 1961 Convention relating to the Reduction...

27. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/15/Add.243, para. 32) that the State party undertake measures to ensure that all provisions of the Act on Croatian Citizenship are in conformity with article 7 of the Convention and the 1961 Convention relating to the Reduction of Statelessness and that the law is implemented in a non-discriminatory manner, including through reducing administrative obstacles associated with the acquisition of Croatian citizenship that mainly affect children from minority groups, in particular Roma children. The Committee also recommends that the State party consider ratifying the 1997 European Convention on Nationality and the 2009 Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession.

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

Fiji

25. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/15/Add.89, para. 35) to launch awareness-raising programmes, regarding the parents’ duty to register newborn children. In so doing, the Committee furthermore recommends that the State party: (a) Take all the necessary measures...

25. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/15/Add.89, para. 35) to launch awareness-raising programmes, regarding the parents’ duty to register newborn children. In so doing, the Committee furthermore recommends that the State party:

(a) Take all the necessary measures to ensure that registration fees, including fees for late registration, are permanently abolished;

(b) Place particular focus on groups of children whose birth registration remains a serious concern, including continuing to develop measures to increase birth registration in remote areas, and among children from minority groups.

27. The Committee recommends that the State party take all the necessary measures to avoid a child found abandoned in Fiji being stateless. Furthermore, the Committee recommends that the State party consider ratifying the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961.

Foundlings/Unaccompanied children Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Venezuela

37. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Step up its efforts to design a national disaggregated data collection system for birth registrations; (b) Conduct evaluations of the “Yo soy” and “Misión Identidad” programmes and of similar initiatives and use them as the basis for...

37. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Step up its efforts to design a national disaggregated data collection system for birth registrations;

(b) Conduct evaluations of the “Yo soy” and “Misión Identidad” programmes and of similar initiatives and use them as the basis for developing a strategy to ensure universal birth registration, and allocate adequate human, technical and financial resources for the implementation of the strategy;

(c) Enhance efforts to automatize civil registration processes and digitalize civil certificates;

(d) Continue seeking technical assistance from UNICEF and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), among others, for the implementation of these recommendations.

69. (d) Consider ratifying the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Japan

23. The Committee is concerned about reports of racial discrimination faced by some refugees and asylum seekers, in particular non-Asians and Africans, at work, at school and in their interaction with public institutions and local communities. The Committee is also concerned about the...

23. The Committee is concerned about reports of racial discrimination faced by some refugees and asylum seekers, in particular non-Asians and Africans, at work, at school and in their interaction with public institutions and local communities. The Committee is also concerned about the detention of asylum seekers for long periods and inadequate conditions in detention facilities. While noting that the Japanese Nationality Act has a provision for the prevention and the reduction of statelessness, the Committee is concerned that the State party has not yet developed a determination procedure for statelessness. It is also concerned that some stateless persons without residence permits have faced indefinite pre-deportation detention and some have been at risk of human rights abuses (art. 5).

In the light of its general recommendation No. 22 (1996) on refugees and displaced persons and bearing in mind its general recommendation No. 34 (2011) on the discrimination against people of African descent, the Committee recommends that the State party take measures to:

(a) Promote non-discrimination and understanding among its local authorities and communities with regard to refugees and asylum seekers;
(b) Guarantee that detention of asylum seekers is used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest possible period. The State party should give priority to alternative measures to detention, as provided for in its legislation;
(c) Develop a statelessness determination procedure to adequately ensure the identification and protection of stateless persons.
The State party should also consider acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
 

Detention Identification and determination procedures International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Cameroon

19. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to issue official documents required for citizenship to all its citizens, and devote particular attention to the situation of vulnerable populations, including indigenous peoples, minority groups and the...

19. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to issue official documents required for citizenship to all its citizens, and devote particular attention to the situation of vulnerable populations, including indigenous peoples, minority groups and the populations of the Bakassi Peninsula.

20. Bearing in mind the indivisibility of all human rights, the Committee encourages the State party to consider ratifying those international human rights treaties which it has not yet ratified, in particular treaties whose provisions relate directly to racial discrimination, such as... the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
 

Nationality/Identity documentation International Instruments