South Africa: Civil society submission on the right of every child to acquire a nationality under Article 7 CRC

Published: 1/Oct/2015
Source: Lawyers For Human Rights and Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Committee on the Rights of the Child, 73rd Pre-Sessional Working Group (1–5 February 2016)

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (the Institute) welcome the opportunity to make this submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding South Africa’s compliance towards every child’s right to acquire a nationality under Article 7 CRC.

This submission draws on the extensive work and research carried out by LHR in South Africa under its Statelessness Project. It also draws on recent research and analysis carried out by the Institute, on all Concluding Observations and Recommendations made by the Committee in relation to the right of every child to acquire a nationality under Article 7 CRC. An annex to this submission contains the relevant legislative provisions of South Africa, for ease of reference of the Committee.

Download file: here.

Themes: Acquisition by children, Statelessness
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2015