ACHPR Comm. 317/06: The Nubian Community in Kenya / Republic of Kenya

Published: 28/Feb/2015
Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Decision adopted at the 17th Extraordinary Session of the Commission, 19 – 28 February 2015. Banjul, Gambia. Published on 30 May 2016.

The Commission held, inter alia, that:

“By failing to take measures to prevent members of the Nubian Community from becoming stateless and by failing to put in place fair processes, devoid of discrimination and arbitrariness for the acquisition of identity documents, the Commission considers that Kenya has failed to recognize the legal status of Nubians, in violation of Article 5 of the Charter.”

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, African standards, Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya, Pan Africa
Year: 2015