Policy Brief: “Legal Identity” and Biometric Identification in Africa

Published: 1/Aug/2018
Source: American Political Science Association
By Bronwen Manby

There is near-universal consensus on the importance of “legal identity” as a foundation for economic development and respect for rights. But insufficient attention is paid to the risks attendant on a drive to roll out biometric identification systems in fulfilment of this promise

Read full brief in the Newsletter of the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship:

http://connect.apsanet.org/s43/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/08/APSA-Migration-Citizenship-Newsletter-6-2-Summer-2018-.pdf

Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2018