CRC Concluding Observations: Seychelles, 2012

Published: 23/Jan/2012
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Name and nationality, preservation of identity

40.The Committee is concerned that despite its previous recommendation in this regard, no law has been enacted to ensure the right of children born out of wedlock to know their biological fathers, inter alia, owing to the right of mothers not to reveal the name of the father.

41. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/15/Add.189, para. 31) and urges the State party to review and enact 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.

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Themes: International standards, Discrimination, Gender, Birth Registration
Regions: Seychelles
Year: 2012