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

Published: 1/Août/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 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

Download policy brief alone:
Manby_Legal-Identity-Biometric-Identification-Africa_APSAMigration&CitizenshipNewsletter_Summer 2018 pp54-59

Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Pan Afrique
Year: 2018