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Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Micronesia

32. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to register all children, including children born in the outer islands, by, among other measures, introducing mobile registration units in the outer...

32. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party strengthen its efforts to register all children, including children born in the outer islands, by, among other measures, introducing mobile registration units in the outer islands, raising awareness among the general public of the importance of birth registration and improving the completeness and accuracy of information collected at birth. 

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

Tuvalu

23. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party intensify its efforts to ensure that all children in its territory, including the children of unmarried parents and children in the outer islands, have access to birth...

23. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party intensify its efforts to ensure that all children in its territory, including the children of unmarried parents and children in the outer islands, have access to birth registration, including through setting up mobile registration units, abolishing all birth registration fees and raising awareness among the general public of the importance of birth registration. 

Birth registration Awareness raising/Capacity building/Training
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Austria

21. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Expand the scope of the Austrian Citizenship Act in order to automatically grant nationality at birth to children born on Austrian territory who would otherwise be stateless or, as a minimum, bring article 14 (1) (5) of the Act in line...

21. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Expand the scope of the Austrian Citizenship Act in order to automatically grant nationality at birth to children born on Austrian territory who would otherwise be stateless or, as a minimum, bring article 14 (1) (5) of the Act in line with the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness to extend the period during which stateless persons may apply for nationality from two years to three years;

(b) Given the information provided by the delegation regarding a simplified procedure for the acquisition of Austrian nationality by children born out of wedlock to Austrian fathers, amend article 7 of the Austrian Citizenship Act to ensure that such children acquire Austrian nationality retroactively upon establishment of fatherhood. 

Access to nationality/Naturalization Born on territory International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Palestine*

28. The Committee is concerned that: (a) The registration of children, particularly children of parents living outside of the State party, is often delayed and that fees apply if the registration is not made within 11 days of the birth; 29. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable...

28. The Committee is concerned that:

(a) The registration of children, particularly children of parents living outside of the State party, is often delayed and that fees apply if the registration is not made within 11 days of the birth;

29. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee urges the State party to:

(a) Consider waving fees for late birth registration, in particular for families living outside of the State party, and continue its measures to promote birth registration;

 

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

Costa Rica

22. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals on providing legal identity for all, including birth registration, the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Implement a strategy to ensure that all indigenous, Afrodescendent and migrant children, as well as...

22. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals on providing legal identity for all, including birth registration, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Implement a strategy to ensure that all indigenous, Afrodescendent and migrant children, as well as children with disabilities, are registered at birth and provided with personal identification documents;

(b) Develop such strategy in consultation with indigenous peoples and Afrodescendent groups in coastal and rural areas, seeking partnerships to ensure universal birth registration. 

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Belarus

18. While welcoming the 2015 amendments to the law on citizenship that provide for a citizenship entitlement for children born in Belarus to stateless parents temporarily residing there, the Committee, recalling target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, recommends that the State...

18. While welcoming the 2015 amendments to the law on citizenship that provide for a citizenship entitlement for children born in Belarus to stateless parents temporarily residing there, the Committee, recalling target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, recommends that the State party:

(a) Intensify the collection of data on stateless children, disaggregated by age, sex, country of origin or former habitual residence and residence in Belarus;

(b) Further strengthen the prevention of statelessness among children, including by extending protection to children born to undocumented stateless parents;

(c) Ensure that all stateless children have access to education and health care;

(d) Consider ratifying the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, the European Convention on Nationality and the Council of Europe Convention on the Avoidance of Statelessness in relation to State Succession. 

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Stateless Persons - Other Born on territory International Instruments Data Collection/Monitoring/Reporting
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Rwanda

18. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee notes with appreciation the introduction of e-registration in health facilities and recommends that the State party: (a) Continue its efforts to promote the timely registration of births, including by...

18. Taking note of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee notes with appreciation the introduction of e-registration in health facilities and recommends that the State party:

(a) Continue its efforts to promote the timely registration of births, including by implementing e-registration in all health facilities and mobile registration campaigns throughout the country and raising awareness among the general public of the new e-registration system and of the importance of birth registration;

(b) Ensure effective coordination between health facilities, civil registrars and notary officers, the digitalization without fees of the registrations of children who were born prior to the availability of e-registration and that all registered children receive birth certificates. 

Birth registration Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action Awareness raising/Capacity building/Training
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Egypt

37. The Committee notes that the nationality law has been amended under Law No. 154 of 2004, which grants gender equality regarding the transfer of Egyptian nationality to the children of a man or a woman who marries a foreigner. The Committee is concerned, however, that Egyptian women...

37. The Committee notes that the nationality law has been amended under Law No. 154 of 2004, which grants gender equality regarding the transfer of Egyptian nationality to the children of a man or a woman who marries a foreigner. The Committee is concerned, however, that Egyptian women cannot pass their nationality on to their foreign husbands, unlike Egyptian men who have such right after two years of marriage, and it is also concerned that the children of Egyptian women married to foreigners from certain countries are still encountering obstacles in passing their nationality to their children.


38. The Committee requests the State party to amend the nationality law so as to bring it into conformity with article 9 of the Convention. The Committee also calls upon the State party to remove any obstacles to the practical implementation of the law.

Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

Colombia

38. The Committee welcomes the adoption by the National Civil Registry Office of Decision No. 8470 of 5 August 2019, also known as the “Childhood First” decision, which grants Colombian nationality to children born in Colombia whose parents are Venezuelan migrants. According to official...

38. The Committee welcomes the adoption by the National Civil Registry Office of Decision No. 8470 of 5 August 2019, also known as the “Childhood First” decision, which grants Colombian nationality to children born in Colombia whose parents are Venezuelan migrants. According to official estimates, this measure could benefit more than 24,000 children of Venezuelan descent who have been born in Colombia since 15 August 2015. The Committee notes with appreciation the publication by the National Civil Registry Office of Circular No. 168 of 22 December 2017, which states that the children of foreign mothers at risk of statelessness will be recorded in the civil register without the need to provide proof of domicile, thus facilitating Venezuelan children’s access to Colombian nationality. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that children whose mothers hold other foreign nationalities are not afforded the same opportunities.

39. The Committee recommends that the State party treat migrant workers and their children born in Colombia on equal terms, regardless of their place of origin, and that it maintain its policy of eradicating statelessness in its territory by guaranteeing nationality for children born in Colombian territory, without discrimination on the grounds of their parents’ nationality of origin.

Stateless Persons - Other Access to nationality/Naturalization Born on territory Race/Ethnicity
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

22. In the light of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals and with reference to its previous recommendations (para. 36), the Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Ensure the issuance of birth certificates for all children born in its territory, immediately after the...

22. In the light of target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals and with reference to its previous recommendations (para. 36), the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Ensure the issuance of birth certificates for all children born in its territory, immediately after the birth, regardless of the immigration status of the child or the parents, including those who have expressed an intention to apply for asylum and those who are undocumented, and that birth registration be free of charge for all children;

(b) Provide special support to illiterate or undocumented persons in order to facilitate birth registration of their children;

(c) Consider ratifying the 2009 Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession. 

Born on territory Birth registration International Instruments