Source: Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, London School of Economics
In order to participate fully in society and exercise their rights as Ugandan citizens, children born in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) captivity need access to birth registration. At present, this is prohibited by a number of factors.
Members of Parliament should petition within the Parliament of Uganda for the review and amendment of the policy on birth registration in Uganda, with the following provisions:
- Children born in LRA captivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) or South Sudan who have returned home must be registered and provided with birth certificates.
- Children born in LRA captivity must be allowed to use family information from the different places of reunion to be registered for birth certificates.
- Children born in LRA captivity who have no medical records must be registered and provided with birth certificates.
Download policy brief: https://www.lse.ac.uk/africa/Assets/Documents/Policy-documents/Trajectories-of-Displacement/Policy-2-Birth-Registration-for-children-born-in-LRA-captivity-in-Northern-Uganda.pdf