State Report of Zambia to the CRC, 2002

Published: 19/Nov/2002
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Committee on the Rights of the Child Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention

Initial reports of States parties due in 1994


Paragraphs 158-175 relate to the right to a name and nationality.

In relation to statelessness, the report states: “There are no specific provisions dealing with the nationality of children who would otherwise be stateless.  The President of the Republic of Zambia has the power to cause persons who are not entitled to or not eligible for citizenship to be registered as citizens.  This is a possible action that could enable a stateless child to obtain citizenship status.”

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: Southern Africa, Zambia
Year: 2002