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Number of results found: 2006

Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

Belize

33. The Committee recommends that the State party take steps to make birth registration procedures more efficient and provide birth certificates for all children born in the State party, in accordance with article 29 of the Convention. The Committee further recommends that the State party...

33. The Committee recommends that the State party take steps to make birth registration procedures more efficient and provide birth certificates for all children born in the State party, in accordance with article 29 of the Convention. The Committee further recommends that the State party carry out awareness-raising campaigns, particularly for vulnerable populations and in rural areas.

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

Peru

19. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party should redouble its efforts to guarantee access to the birth register for all indigenous peoples, particularly those in remote areas of the Amazonian and Andean regions, and to ensure that they can obtain birth certificates and identity...

19. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party should redouble its efforts to guarantee access to the birth register for all indigenous peoples, particularly those in remote areas of the Amazonian and Andean regions, and to ensure that they can obtain birth certificates and identity documents.

25. In view of the indivisibility of all human rights, the Committee encourages the State party to consider acceding to the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961 and the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance of 2013.
 

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Estonia

11. (...) Bearing in mind its general recommendation No. 30 (2004) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Intensify efforts to reduce the number of persons with undetermined citizenship, including by shortening the length of the procedure...

11. (...) Bearing in mind its general recommendation No. 30 (2004) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Intensify efforts to reduce the number of persons with undetermined citizenship, including by shortening the length of the procedure for the acquisition of citizenship;
(b) Lessen the language requirements for naturalization, in particular for older persons;
(c) Ease further the naturalization requirements for persons under 15 years of age;
(d) Raise awareness about statelessness among stakeholders and introduce mechanisms to help national and local institutions to effectively identify stateless persons;
(e) Consider ratifying the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

17. 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 with provisions that have a direct relevance to communities that may be the subject of racial discrimination, such as... the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954); the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961).

Identification and determination procedures Remedy/Reparation Access to nationality/Naturalization International Instruments Awareness raising/Capacity building/Training
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Iraq

17. The Committee expresses concern about reports on the unequal application of the Nationality Law to Palestinian refugees. The Committee is also concerned that many Faili Kurds, who were stripped of their Iraqi citizenship in the 1980s, have not been able to reinstate their citizenship and...

17. The Committee expresses concern about reports on the unequal application of the Nationality Law to Palestinian refugees. The Committee is also concerned that many Faili Kurds, who were stripped of their Iraqi citizenship in the 1980s, have not been able to reinstate their citizenship and face serious obstacles in proving their citizenship eligibility due to lack of documentation. (...)

The Committee urges the State party to ensure that laws and regulations relating to acquiring, reinstating and transmitting of nationality apply to all persons without discrimination. The Committee also requests the State party to expedite the process of reinstating Faili Kurds’ citizenship, by means other than documentation. (...)
 

Remedy/Reparation Loss/Deprivation Race/Ethnicity Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Malawi

7. (...) The State party should: (...) (c) Amend all laws that still discriminate against women, directly or indirectly. In particular, the State party should repeal or amend sections 9 and 16 of the Citizenship Act so as to ensure that all nationality provisions apply equally to men and...

7. (...) The State party should:

(...)

(c) Amend all laws that still discriminate against women, directly or indirectly. In particular, the State party should repeal or amend sections 9 and 16 of the Citizenship Act so as to ensure that all nationality provisions apply equally to men and women. (...)

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Sudan

25. (...) The State party should strengthen its efforts to ensure that all children born in its territory are registered free of charge and receive an official birth certificate.

25. (...) The State party should strengthen its efforts to ensure that all children born in its territory are registered free of charge and receive an official birth certificate.

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

Lithuania

31. The Committee encourages the State party to bring its national citizenship legislation in line with the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, in particular by providing for the automatic granting of nationality to all children born in Lithuania, including Roma children, who...

31. The Committee encourages the State party to bring its national citizenship legislation in line with the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, in particular by providing for the automatic granting of nationality to all children born in Lithuania, including Roma children, who would otherwise be stateless.

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

Central African Republic

34.The Committee recalls its general recommendation No. 21 on equality in marriage and family relations and its general recommendation No. 30 and recommends that the State party: (a) Ensure that all children, including girls, born on the territory of the State party are registered at birth,...

34.The Committee recalls its general recommendation No. 21 on equality in marriage and family relations and its general recommendation No. 30 and recommends that the State party:

(a) Ensure that all children, including girls, born on the territory of the State party are registered at birth, paying particular attention to the registration of internally displaced girls and boys;
(b) Ensure, through its consulates and in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, that Central African refugee children born in foreign countries are registered at birth and that women and their children will be provided with valid travel documents;
(c) Amend the Nationality Code to ensure that Central African women can transfer their nationality to their foreign husband on an equal basis with Central African men married to a foreign wife, in line with article 9 of the Convention.

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

Eswatini

29. The Committee recommends that the State party repeal the discriminatory provisions in the Constitution and the Citizenship Act to ensure that Swazi women married to foreign men can transfer their nationality to their husbands and children on the same basis as Swazi men married to foreign...

29. The Committee recommends that the State party repeal the discriminatory provisions in the Constitution and the Citizenship Act to ensure that Swazi women married to foreign men can transfer their nationality to their husbands and children on the same basis as Swazi men married to foreign women, in line with article 9 of the Convention. Furthermore, the Committee recommends that the State party undertake programmes aimed at ensuring that children born to Swazi women married to non-Swazi men are not rendered stateless and have equal access to education, health care and other basic services.

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

Peru

28. The Committee encourages the State party to continue facilitating access to personal identity documents for undocumented women and girls, including those living in extreme poverty and/or in remote and isolated communities. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure universal...

28. The Committee encourages the State party to continue facilitating access to personal identity documents for undocumented women and girls, including those living in extreme poverty and/or in remote and isolated communities. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure universal birth registration and access to personal documentation for all children born in the State party.

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration