Burkina Faso

Citizenship in Burkina Faso is governed by the Code des personnes et de la Famille 1989. The law provides for citizenship by descent, for a child born in Burkina Faso of one parent also born there to acquire nationality at birth, and for a child born in the territory to acquire nationality automatically at majority, as well as protection for a child born in Burkina Faso who would otherwise be stateless.

In 2010, the Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomed efforts to improve rates of birth registration in the country, but urged strengthened efforts to establish a national system of free birth registration.