Discrepancies between the International Legal Obligations and the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria relating to the Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness

Published: 29/Jun/2012
Source: Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and UNHCR

Submission to the Upper House of the National Assembly that highlights several provisions of the 1999 Constitution that increase the risk of statelessness, and makes recommendations for amendments, including safeguards against statelessness for children of unknown parents and the removal of gender discrimination in transmission of citizenship by marriage.

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Themes: Statelessness
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2012