Botswana Children’s Act 2009

Published: 16/Jun/2009

The act recognises the right of every child in Botswana to nationality from birth (Article 12(1)). According to the act, the child’s birth certificate, issued under Botswana’s Births and Deaths Registration Act, shall be the proof of the nationality of the child. The act holds that refugee and displaced children must be provided with basic social services “as are necessary for their survival or sustenance” (Article 53). The act also prohibits discrimination on any basis (Article 7).

Download here: Botswana-Childrens-Act-2009

Themes: Acquisition by children, Birth Registration
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2009