Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 44 of the Convention
Concluding observations: Seychelles
Right to preservation of identity
30. The Committee is concerned that the right of children born out of wedlock to know their biological fathers can be limited, inter alia, owing to the right of the mother not to reveal the name of the father, and that children of divorced or separated parents may not be able to preserve their identity.
31. In light of article 8, the Committee recommends that the State party review its legislation in order to ensure that all children born out of wedlock have, as far as possible, the legal right to know and maintain contact with both their biological parents, and that all children of divorced or separated parents have the legal right to maintain their identity.
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