SA birth registration law cops flak from UN

Published: 12/Apr/2017
Source: Cape Argus (South Africa)

By Bronwyn Davids

Cape Town – The UN Committee of the Rights of the Child has castigated South Africa for not changing its Birth and Death Registration Act which discriminates against children born in this country to foreign parents.

It said the law is “problematic” because it had a “punitive or discriminatory impact on certain groups of children”.

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Themes: Acquisition by children, International standards, Birth Registration
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2017