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Number of results found: 1930

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Cambodia

118.59 Continue with measures to guarantee the birth registration of children, with no discrimination against migrant children, and continue strengthening the legal framework for the procedures of acquisition of nationality. 

118.59 Continue with measures to guarantee the birth registration of children, with no discrimination against migrant children, and continue strengthening the legal framework for the procedures of acquisition of nationality

Recommending State: Argentina

Recommendation Accepted

Access to nationality/Naturalization Birth registration Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

North Macedonia

101.14 Endeavour to put in place structures that guarantee the citizenship rights of its people. 

101.14 Endeavour to put in place structures that guarantee the citizenship rights of its people. 

Recommending State: Nigeria

Recommendation Accepted

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

North Macedonia

101.27 Ensure full birth registration, including by retroactive registration, and access to public services, including to education for children lacking documentation.  

101.27 Ensure full birth registration, including by retroactive registration, and access to public services, including to education for children lacking documentation.  

Recommending State: Slovenia

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

North Macedonia

101.27 Launch a campaign for the birth registration of children and adults living on the streets and for those belonging to ethnic minorities to facilitate the obtaining of identification documents. 

101.27 Launch a campaign for the birth registration of children and adults living on the streets and for those belonging to ethnic minorities to facilitate the obtaining of identification documents. 

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Accepted

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

North Macedonia

101.27 Strengthen efforts to ensure retroactive birth registrations and issuance of documents for children lacking such documentation as well as to ensure that children lacking identity documents are not refused access to health, education and other public services, including child...

101.27 Strengthen efforts to ensure retroactive birth registrations and issuance of documents for children lacking such documentation as well as to ensure that children lacking identity documents are not refused access to health, education and other public services, including child allowances. 

Recommending State: Namibia

Recommendation Accepted

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

Belgium

17. (...) Recalling its general recommendation No. 30 (2005) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party consider amending its legislation regarding the acquisition of Belgian nationality to facilitate the integration of migrants into its society. In...

17. (...) Recalling its general recommendation No. 30 (2005) on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party consider amending its legislation regarding the acquisition of Belgian nationality to facilitate the integration of migrants into its society. In particular, the Committee recommends that the State party make the criteria for economic integration more flexible. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that its legislation regarding family reunification for persons who have been naturalized does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or ethnicity. The Committee further recommends that the State party ratify the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

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

Kazakhstan

19. The Committee recommends that the State party : (a) Take measures to address statelessness; (b) Provide data in its next periodic report on the acquisition of Kazakh citizenship and the number of persons who lack valid identity documents, as well as the exact number of stateless...

19. The Committee recommends that the State party :

(a) Take measures to address statelessness;

(b) Provide data in its next periodic report on the acquisition of Kazakh citizenship and the number of persons who lack valid identity documents, as well as the exact number of stateless persons and of persons at risk of statelessness, including their ethnic origin;

(c) Take measures to ensure that the State party’s laws concerning the acquisition of Kazakh nationality do not increase the number of stateless persons;

(d) Consider acceding to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, as a matter of priority.

Access to nationality/Naturalization Nationality/Identity documentation International Instruments Data Collection/Monitoring/Reporting
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Uzbekistan

20. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Urgently take measures to address statelessness, including by improving the transparency of and expediting the naturalization procedure; (b) Include in its next periodic report statistics on the acquisition of Uzbek citizenship; ...

20. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Urgently take measures to address statelessness, including by improving the transparency of and expediting the naturalization procedure;

(b) Include in its next periodic report statistics on the acquisition of Uzbek citizenship;

(c) Supply information on the impact of the 2012 Cabinet Decision on the “procedures for permanent and temporary registration of foreign nationals and stateless persons in the city of Tashkent” and of the 2011 Cabinet Decision on “a stateless person’s travel documents” on the rights of stateless persons and the reduction of statelessness;

(d) Inform the Committee of any envisaged amendments to the legislation or the procedure for granting citizenship to stateless persons. Moreover, the Committee reiterates its invitation to the State party to accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Lack of documents/Access to documentation Access to nationality/Naturalization International Instruments Data Collection/Monitoring/Reporting Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Montenegro

12. (...) Recalling its general recommendation No. 30 on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party: (...) (d) Establish a simplified birth registration procedure and issue documents to all persons born in the territory of the State party; (e)...

12. (...) Recalling its general recommendation No. 30 on discrimination against non-citizens, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(...)

(d) Establish a simplified birth registration procedure and issue documents to all persons born in the territory of the State party;

(e) Devise a strategy and take administrative and judicial measures to register or retroactively register children born outside of established health institutions.

14. (...) In the light of its general recommendations No. 19 (1995) on racial segregation and apartheid and No. 27 (2000) on discrimination against Roma, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(...)

(b) Ensure that children of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian origin without birth registration or identity documents do not suffer discrimination in accessing education and in the school environment;

(...)

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

Switzerland

13. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that any revision of the Swiss Citizenship Act does not have a disproportionate and discriminatory impact on certain groups. It also reiterates its previous recommendation that the State party adopt uniform standards on...

13. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that any revision of the Swiss Citizenship Act does not have a disproportionate and discriminatory impact on certain groups. It also reiterates its previous recommendation that the State party adopt uniform standards on integration for the naturalization process, in conformity with the Convention, and take all effective and adequate measures to ensure that naturalization applications are not rejected on discriminatory grounds throughout the territory of the State party, including by establishing an independent and uniform appeals procedure in all cantons. 

19. Bearing in mind the indivisibility of all human rights, the Committee encourages the State party to consider ratifying 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 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (...). 

Access to nationality/Naturalization International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action