CERD Concluding Observations: Sudan, 2015

Published: 12/Jun/2015
Source: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Doc. CERD/C/SDN/CO/12-16

19. The Committee notes with concern that the 2011 amendment to the Nationality Act, as introduced in section 10 (2), provides for the revocation of the Sudanese nationality of those who have acquired “de jure or de facto” the nationality of South Sudan, thus exposing many South Sudanese residing in the Sudan who have not necessarily acquired South Sudanese nationality to a high risk of statelessness (arts. 5 and 6).

The Committee recommends that the State party withdraw the 2011 amendment to the Nationality Act, ensure that rules governing citizenship acquisition and deprivation apply equally to all without discrimination based on, inter alia, ethnicity and protect against statelessness.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, New States, Statelessness
Regions: Sudan
Year: 2015