Nairobi Appeal for regional coordination to eradicate statelessness in the East African Community

Published: 1/Dec/2017
Source: EACSOF and other East African civil society organisations

We, Civil Society Organisations from the East African Community (EAC) Member States,

Background

1. Recognising that the issue of nationality and statelessness is first and foremost an issue of basic human rights, that affects many people in our region who may believe themselves to be nationals in the countries in which they have always lived, but who do not qualify for nationality under the terms of the law, or who have difficulties in proving their status;

2. Concerned about the many EAC citizens stranded in other continents without proper documentation to enable them re-enter their home countries. Either as a result of forced migration or subsequent acts of commission or omission after lawful entry;

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Download full text of appeal: EAC NGO Appeal on statelessness Nairobi 1 Dec 2017

Themes: Sub-regional Standards, Statelessness
Regions: Burundi, East Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
Year: 2017