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Number of results found: 1429

Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

Albania

48. The Committee recommends that the State party take all measures necessary, including legislative amendments, to ensure that children of migrant workers, including children born to migrant workers in an irregular situation, are registered at birth and issued with personal identity...

48. The Committee recommends that the State party take all measures necessary, including legislative amendments, to ensure that children of migrant workers, including children born to migrant workers in an irregular situation, are registered at birth and issued with personal identity documents, in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal target 16.9, and that it raise awareness of the importance of birth registration among migrant workers and members of their families.

60. In accordance with joint general comments No. 3 and No. 4 (2017) of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families/No. 22 and No. 23 (2017) of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the human rights of children in the context of international migration, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(b) Ensure that all children in situations of migration and those affected by migration can enjoy the same rights as all other children, including those to birth registration, proof of identity and a nationality, and access to education, health care, housing and social protection;

(Forced) migration context Access to nationality/Naturalization Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Angola

39. It is also concerned about: (...) (d) Practical obstacles to birth registration for children born to foreigners, including those born to refugees and asylum seekers, which may result in such children being left stateless; (...) 40. The State party should: (...) (g) Step up efforts...

39. It is also concerned about:

(...)

(d) Practical obstacles to birth registration for children born to foreigners, including those born to refugees and asylum seekers, which may result in such children being left stateless;

(...)

40. The State party should:

(...)

(g) Step up efforts to remove practical obstacles to comprehensive birth registration of all children born to foreigners in Angola, including those born to refugees and asylum seekers;

(...)

48. The State party should step up its efforts to achieve universal birth registration with a view to guaranteeing children’s enjoyment of the Covenant rights and avoiding the risk of them becoming stateless. In particular, it should ensure access to free registration throughout the country and strengthen such access in rural areas, including by increasing the use of mobile registration units. (...).

Birth registration
Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

Libya

41. The Committee urges the State party, in exceptional cases where detention cannot be avoided, to guarantee adequate, decent conditions in migrant detention centres, and notes that the centres should not resemble a prison facility either in appearance or purpose. In particular, the...

41. The Committee urges the State party, in exceptional cases where detention cannot be avoided, to guarantee adequate, decent conditions in migrant detention centres, and notes that the centres should not resemble a prison facility either in appearance or purpose. In particular, the Committee urges the State party:

(b) To ensure that children are separated from adults to whom they are not related and, if born in detention, are provided with a valid birth certificate;

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Comoros

118.153 Take the necessary measures to modify its national legislation so that men and women may enjoy the same rights in terms of transmitting nationality. 

118.153 Take the necessary measures to modify its national legislation so that men and women may enjoy the same rights in terms of transmitting nationality

Recommending State: Argentina

Recommendation Accepted

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Comoros

118.163 Ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. 

118.163 Ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons. 

Recommending State: Kenya

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Comoros

118.154 Amend legislation to enable Comorian women to enjoy equal rights to pass on their Comorian nationality to non-Comorian spouses. 

118.154 Amend legislation to enable Comorian women to enjoy equal rights to pass on their Comorian nationality to non-Comorian spouses. 

Recommending State: Iceland

Recommendation Accepted

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Comoros

118.144 Take all necessary measures to enable Comorian women to pass on their nationality to their foreign spouses. 

118.144 Take all necessary measures to enable Comorian women to pass on their nationality to their foreign spouses. 

Recommending State: Central African Republic

Recommendation Accepted

Gender
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Comoros

118.155 Reform the necessary laws in order to ensure that men and women can transmit their nationality on an equal footing. 

118.155 Reform the necessary laws in order to ensure that men and women can transmit their nationality on an equal footing. 

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Accepted

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

Estonia

36. The State party should strengthen its efforts to reduce and prevent statelessness by addressing the remaining gaps, including by: (a) Establishing a statelessness determination procedure that ensures that stateless individuals are systematically identified and afforded protection; (b)...

36. The State party should strengthen its efforts to reduce and prevent statelessness by addressing the remaining gaps, including by: (a) Establishing a statelessness determination procedure that ensures that stateless individuals are systematically identified and afforded protection; (b) Facilitating the naturalization of persons with “undetermined citizenship” and removing excessive barriers that hinder the process; (c) Ensuring that every child has a nationality, in accordance with article 24 (3) of the Covenant, including by granting citizenship to stateless children aged between 15 and 18 as at 1 January 2016 and to children born to stateless parents, irrespective of their legal status.

Identification and determination procedures Access to nationality/Naturalization
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 3rd

Dominican Republic

94.26 Accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and ratify the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

94.26 Accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and ratify the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Recommending State: Haiti

Recommendation Noted

International Instruments