Recommendations to Botswana at the 29th session of the working group on the UPR (January 2018)

Published: 9/Jan/2018
Source: UN Human Rights Council

Countries making recommendations on statelessness:

Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mexico, Russian Federation, Sierra Lone, Slovakia,

Recommendations on ratifying the 1854 & 1961 Conventions

7.19. Ratify the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (Sierra Lone);

7.20. Accede and domesticate the 1961 Convention on Reduction of Statelessness to address child statelessness and lack of nationality (Kenya);

7.21. Accede to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (Slovakia);

7.22. Accede to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (Côte d’Ivoire);

Recommendations on stateless children born in Botswana

7.73. Adopt legislative and normative acts to ensure the rights of all children to acquire citizenship and ensure that no child is born stateless (Russian Federation)

7.74. Amend its legislation in order to grant nationality to any child born in Botswana who would otherwise be stateless as well as to foundlings (Sierra Leone)

7.75. Amend the Citizenship Act and the Citizenship regulations in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, so as to ensure every child’s right to a nationality (Belgium)

Recommendations on birth registration

7.76. Adopt legislative measures, administrative measures and programmes which ensure the registration of all children born within its borders regardless of their parents’ migratory status or nationality including refugees, foundling children and those born outside of hospitals (Mexico)

Download: UPR Recommendations to BOTSWANA January 2018 (a_hrc_wg.6_29_l.5)

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Birth Registration, Statelessness
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2018