CRC Concluding Observations: Madagascar, 2003

Published: 27/Oct/2003
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Birth registration

34. While noting the obligation to officially register all births and the various initiatives that have been taken to increase the number of birth registrations, such as the “judicial ruling operation”, the Committee remains concerned at the large number of children whose birth is not being registered and at the difficulties of obtaining birth certificates.

35. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee urges the State party to strengthen its efforts to rehabilitate its civil registration service, including through awareness-raising campaigns, to ensure that all children are registered at birth and consider facilitating birth registration procedures, notably through mobile units for remote areas, and procedures for obtaining birth certificates free of charge

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Themes: Acquisition by children, International standards, Discrimination, Gender, Birth Registration
Regions: East Africa, Madagascar
Year: 2003