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Report on citizenship law : Zimbabwe

Published: 17/Jan/2019
Source: Global Citizenship Observatory

By Bronwen Manby Abstract: This report discusses citizenship in Zimbabwe. It explores the history of citizenship in this country, modes of acquisition and loss, and current debates and reform plans regarding citizenship policy. Download from Global Citizenship Observatory (European University…

Nigerien man stranded at Ethiopian airport for months

Published: 17/Jan/2019
Source: Global Voices

By Faaris Adam Eissa Muhamad, from Niger, says he has been stranded in the transit section of Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for more than two months, starting on November 6, 2018. Muhamad, 24, was deported from Israel…

Gambia: On The CRC Tour: Constitution Should Protect People From Statelessness

Published: 15/Jan/2019
Source: Foroyaa (Banjul)

By Nelson Manneh A woman at a Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) meeting held yesterday at the Brikama garage in Serrekunda told Commissioners that the Constitution should protect people from statelessness. Isatou Jobe said there are some people who were born…

South Africa: Sons and daughters of no country

Published: 8/Jan/2019
Source: Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

By Jan Bornman If amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration Act are approved, the children of migrants and other vulnerable groups might find it even more difficult to access basic services. Under the proposed amendments, these children will receive…

ID4D Country Diagnostic: Uganda

Published: 5/Jan/2019
Source: World Bank

Executive Summary In today’s digital age, robust, inclusive, and responsible civil registration and identification systems play important roles in providing citizens with a legal identity and generating vital and demographic statistics. Universal coverage of these systems improves the accessibility, integrity,…

Code civil révisé : qui a droit à la nationalité guinéenne ?

Published: 5/Jan/2019

Le Code civil révisé, voté à la majorité des voix à l’Assemblée nationale, apporte des réponses à plusieurs interrogations liées à la vie en société en Guinée. Ce Code civil révisé, bien qu’ayant fait couler un flot d’encre, est présenté…