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Number of results found: 2006

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Argentina

41. The Committee recommends that the State party continue to take all necessary measures, including retroactively, to ensure the access by all children, including children born outside of health-care facilities, indigenous children, and children from disadvantaged families, such as those...

41. The Committee recommends that the State party continue to take all necessary measures, including retroactively, to ensure the access by all children, including children born outside of health-care facilities, indigenous children, and children from disadvantaged families, such as those living in remote areas or in social exclusion, to free birth registration, and that it take steps to identify all children who have not been registered or have not obtained an identity document. The Committee also encourages the State party to adopt flexible measures of birth registration, including mobile units, to reach all children. It further recommends that the State party implement a specific birth registration strategy for 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)

Japan

46. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Amend its nationality and citizenship laws and regulations in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the Convention so as to ensure the registration of all children and protect children from de jure statelessness; and (b)...

46. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Amend its nationality and citizenship laws and regulations in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the Convention so as to ensure the registration of all children and protect children from de jure statelessness; and

(b) Consider ratifying the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

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

Belgium

75. (...) (d) Implement the governmental declaration of March 2008 on the new procedure for determination of stateless status and consider issuing residence permits to recognized stateless persons – including children – and acceding to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. ...

75. (...) (d) Implement the governmental declaration of March 2008 on the new procedure for determination of stateless status and consider issuing residence permits to recognized stateless persons – including children – and acceding to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Identification and determination procedures International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 1st

Grenada

71.2. Consider ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional...

71.2. Consider ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional Protocols thereto; the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; the First and Second Optional Protocols to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; the Protocols to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the Rome Statute; accede to the Conventions on refugees and stateless persons; and accomplish the human rights goals set out in Human Rights Council resolution 9/12. 

Recommending State: Brazil

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments
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 on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Japan

16. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party develop an approach where the identity of non-Japanese nationals seeking naturalization is respected and that officials, application forms and publications dealing with the naturalization process refrain from using language that...

16. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party develop an approach where the identity of non-Japanese nationals seeking naturalization is respected and that officials, application forms and publications dealing with the naturalization process refrain from using language that persuades applicants to adopt Japanese names and characters for fear of disadvantages or discrimination. 

27. 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 the provisions of which have a direct bearing on the subject of racial discrimination, such as (...) the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (...). 

Access to nationality/Naturalization International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Cambodia

18. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that each individual Khmer Krom who seeks to affirm and document his/her citizenship is able to obtain citizenship documents in a timely manner and under identical and equal procedures that exist for all persons deemed to be...

18. (...) The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that each individual Khmer Krom who seeks to affirm and document his/her citizenship is able to obtain citizenship documents in a timely manner and under identical and equal procedures that exist for all persons deemed to be Cambodian citizens.

19. (...) Considering that the name of an individual is a fundamental aspect of the cultural and ethnic identity and that personal histories, including date and place of birth, are also part of this identity, the Committee strongly recommends that the State party take the necessary measures to ensure that Khmer Krom who seek to confirm their citizenship fully enjoy their rights to record their true name and place of birth if they so choose.

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

Cameroon

16 (...) The Committee recommends that the State party prevent and eliminate the discrimination faced by indigenous children in the exercise of their right to education. In particular, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Guarantee indigenous children’s access to all levels...

16 (...) The Committee recommends that the State party prevent and eliminate the discrimination faced by indigenous children in the exercise of their right to education. In particular, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Guarantee indigenous children’s access to all levels and all forms of State education, without discrimination, in particular by guaranteeing free access to primary schools and the availability of the birth certificates necessary for enrolment; 

(...)

Birth registration