Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 35th Session of the Universal Periodic Review: Kingdom of Lesotho

Published: 18/Jul/2019
Source: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Southern African Nationality Network & Lawyers for Human Rights

1. The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), the Southern African Nationality Network (SANN) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) make this joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on the right to a nationality and human rights challenges pertaining to statelessness in Lesotho.

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5. This submission will focus on the following challenges and concerns relating to every person’s right to acquire nationality in Lesotho:
I. Difficulty in accessing birth registration and /or documentation for children born in Lesotho;
II. The passing on of citizenship for only one generation born outside of the country;
III. Challenges related to acquisition of citizenship of stateless children;
IV. Gender discrimination and discrimination based on marital status of parent

Download: ISI UPR Submission Lesotho

Themes: Acquisition by children, Discrimination, Gender, Birth Registration, Statelessness
Regions: Lesotho
Year: 2019