Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council UPR 41: South Africa

Published: 22/Mar/2022
Source: Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and others

Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
Lawyers for Human Rights

Centre for Child Law

UCT Refugee Rights Unit

Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

1. The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Centre for Child Law, the UCT Refugee Rights Unit and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) make this joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on the right to a nationality and human rights challenges pertaining to statelessness in South Africa.

2. This submission focuses on:
I. Unaccompanied or Separated Migrant Children (USMC) and Young Adults

II. Access to Birth Registration

III. Administrative Procedural Barriers in accessing citizenship

IV. Implementation of Court Judgments

3. An Annex to this submission offers additional information. Section I highlights South Africa’s international obligations. Section II contains recommendations to South Africa by Treaty Bodies. Section III contains relevant national law of South Africa. Section IV provides  information about the cosubmitting organisations.

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Themes: Acquisition par les enfants, Apatridie, Enregistrement des naissances, Normes internationales, Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2022