Conference Report: Citizenship and the Right to Nationality in Central Africa

Published: 1/Oct/2015
Source: Citizens Governance Initiatives, Cameroon

On 30th September / 1st October 2015, the Cameroon-based association Citizens Governance Initiatives organized a Sub-regional Conference on “Citizenship and the right to Nationality in Central Africa” in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The Conference, which was made possible with financial support from Africa Regional Office of the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and technical support from the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), was organized within the framework of the Coalition for the Right to Nationality in Africa (CRAI).

The conference discussed national and regional frameworks of citizenship and the right to nationality in the central African sub- region, with a particular focus on statelessness and the risk of statelessness, inspired by the African Union (AU) call to respect the right to a nationality, which it affirmed is the human right of every African; and the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR)’s global campaign to end statelessness over the next decade.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Central Africa
Year: 2015