CRC Concluding observations: Ethiopia, 2006

Published: 1/Nov/2006
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Forty-third session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention

Concluding observations: Ethiopia

Birth registration

31. The Committee regrets the absence of institutional structures and adequate legal framework to ensure birth registration. The Committee is deeply concerned that a very large number of children are neither registered at birth nor at a later stage.

32. The Committee reiterates its concern from the previous periodic review and urges the State party to strengthen and further develop measures to ensure that all children born within the national territory are registered by adopting an adequate legal framework.  Furthermore, the Committee urges the State party to create institutional structures that are accessible and free in order to implement effective birth registration, e.g. by introducing mobile units, especially in rural and remote areas and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugee camps.  The Committee recommends the State party to seek technical assistance from UNICEF for the implementation of these recommendations.

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Themes: International standards, Identity Documents, Birth Registration, Nationality and Refugees
Regions: East Africa, Ethiopia
Year: 2006