2013

ACHPR Resolutions on nationality 2013 & 2014

Published: 12/May/2014
Source: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Resolution 234 on the Right to a Nationality, adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, meeting at its 53rd Ordinary Session held from 9 to 23 April 2013 in Banjul, The Gambia; and Resolution 277 on the drafting of…

As Nigerians Relocate, Foreigners Struggle For Nigerian Citizenship

Published: 26/Dec/2013
Source: Orient Daily (Abuja)

By Jibrin Lumba, Abuja The Citizenship and Business Department of the Federal Ministry of Interior was charged with the responsibility of managing expatriate quota issues and other matters relating to the grant of Nigerian citizenship to foreigners. Early this year,…

South Sudan: where now?

Published: 19/Dec/2013
Source: refugee-rights.org

South Sudan is currently on the edge. Reports of an alleged attempted coup in South Sudan on Sunday 15 December were followed by days of reports of firefights all over the capital Juba. On December 19, these were followed by…

Bushmen’s public appeal to end government persecution

Published: 13/Dec/2013
Source: survival international.org

Botswana’s Bushmen have held a press conference in the country’s capital to demand an end to government persecution of the tribe. Bushmen spokesmen Roy Sesana, Mangana, Keikabile Modogu and Jumanda Gakelebone told journalists that they were appealing to the government to meet…

FG Grants 217 Foreigners Nigerian Citizenship

Published: 10/Dec/2013
Source: MediaNigeria.com

The Federal Government, on Monday, granted 217 foreign nationals Nigerian citizenship, including an 88-year-old American missionary, who decided to remain in Nigeria as citizens. Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, formally presented the beneficiaries with the Nigerian citizenship certificates, after administering…

Banjul Appeal on Statelessness

Published: 6/Dec/2013
Source: Regional Round Table on Statelessness in West Africa / UNHCR

We,the participants gathered for the Regional Round Table on Statelessness in West Africa, organized in Banjul,the Gambia, on 4 -5 December 2013, by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Recalling the firm commitment of our states to the rights…

Every child’s birth right: Inequities and trends in birth registration

Published: 1/Dec/2013
Source: UNICEF

A name and nationality is every child’s right, enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international treaties. Nevertheless, the births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five have never been registered. This…

A passport to protection: A guide to birth registration programming

Published: 1/Dec/2013
Source: UNICEF

Registering a child’s birth is a critical first step towards safeguarding lifelong protection. Promoting children’s right to birth registration falls clearly within UNICEF’s mandate. It has been a key component of its programming since the late 1990s. Approximately 230 million…