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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Kyrgyzstan

77.35. Undertake the corresponding measures to improve the birth registry system as recommended by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

77.35. Undertake the corresponding measures to improve the birth registry system as recommended by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Recommending State: Uruguay

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Committee against Torture (CAT)

Jordan

24. (...) The Committee calls upon the State party to put an end to its arbitrary withdrawal of nationality from Jordanians of Palestinian origin.

24. (...) The Committee calls upon the State party to put an end to its arbitrary withdrawal of nationality from Jordanians of Palestinian origin.

Loss/Deprivation Race/Ethnicity
Committee against Torture (CAT)

Syria

17. While noting with appreciation the State party’s generous policy to admit and grant permission to stay to a significant number of nationals from Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Committee is concerned at the absence in the State party of a national procedure for the...

17. While noting with appreciation the State party’s generous policy to admit and grant permission to stay to a significant number of nationals from Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Committee is concerned at the absence in the State party of a national procedure for the determination of refugee status and that the national legislation on aliens does not recognize any special status attributed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Committee notes with concern that the State party has not acceded to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) and the Optional Protocol (1967) thereto, nor to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954) or to the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961) (arts. 2, 3, 11 and 16).

The State party should establish a national procedure for determination of refugee status and amend its national legislation to recognize special status attributed by UNHCR. The Committee recommends that the State party consider becoming party to the Refugee Convention, the Optional Protocol thereto and other related international legal instruments.

8. The Committee is deeply concerned at numerous reports of torture, ill-treatment, death in custody and incommunicado detention of people belonging to the Kurdish minority, in large part stateless, in particular political activists of Kurdish origins. The Committee is further concerned that convictions of some Kurdish detainees pronounced by military courts have been passed on vague charges of “weakening national sentiment” or “spreading false or exaggerated information”. Moreover, the Committee notes with concern reports of a growing trend of deaths of Kurdish conscripts who have died while carrying out their mandatory military service and whose bodies were returned to the families with evidence of severe injuries (arts. 1, 2, 12 and 16).

The State party should take urgent measures to ensure prompt, thorough, impartial and effective investigation into all allegations of torture, ill-treatment, death in custody, death during military service and incommunicado detention of people belonging to the Kurdish minority, in particular of political activists of Kurdish origins, and to prosecute and punish law enforcement, security, intelligence and prison officials who carried out, ordered or acquiesced in such practices. (...)

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Detention International Instruments
Committee against Torture (CAT)

Moldova

30. The Committee recommends that the State party also consider becoming a party to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the...

30. The Committee recommends that the State party also consider becoming a party to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. (...)

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Angola

97. To adopt further effective measures and policies aimed at increasing the number of registered births. 

97. To adopt further effective measures and policies aimed at increasing the number of registered births. 

Recommending State: Japan

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Bosnia and Herzegovina

31. To eliminate discriminatory provisions from the Constitution; to adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation including, inter alia, protection against discrimination based on sex or gender; to strengthen the protection of persons against statelessness; and to adopt measures to...

31. To eliminate discriminatory provisions from the Constitution; to adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation including, inter alia, protection against discrimination based on sex or gender; to strengthen the protection of persons against statelessness; and to adopt measures to guarantee universal birth registration under all circumstances, including for Roma children. 

Recommending State: Czechia

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Slovenia

84. To adopt further measures to facilitate access for “erased persons” to Slovenian citizenship. 

84. To adopt further measures to facilitate access for “erased persons” to Slovenian citizenship

Recommending State: Czechia

Recommendation Noted

Access to nationality/Naturalization
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Iran

35. Facilitate for all children born to Iranian mothers access to a birth certificate and Iranian nationality, regardless of the nationality of the father. 

35. Facilitate for all children born to Iranian mothers access to a birth certificate and Iranian nationality, regardless of the nationality of the father. 

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Accepted

Access to nationality/Naturalization Birth registration Gender
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Iraq

121. Continue to pay close attention to its obligations under international humanitarian and international human rights law, including with respect to foreign nationals and stateless persons. 

121. Continue to pay close attention to its obligations under international humanitarian and international human rights law, including with respect to foreign nationals and stateless persons. 

Recommending State: Australia

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Qatar

3. To review its reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women with a view to withdrawing them, especially the reservation to the right of a child to obtain Qatari nationality from a Qatari women married to a foreign man. 

3. To review its reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women with a view to withdrawing them, especially the reservation to the right of a child to obtain Qatari nationality from a Qatari women married to a foreign man. 

Recommending State: Netherlands

Recommendation Noted

Access to nationality/Naturalization Gender International Instruments