Study on Nationality launched at African Commission in Banjul

Published: 27/Apr/2015
Source: FOROYAA Newspaper

The Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) on Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 presided over the launching of the ‘Study on Nationality’ in Africa as part of the events marking the Commission’s 56th Ordinary Session.

Presenting the Study to the delegates, Honourable Commissioner Maya Sahli Fadel said the issue of Nationality is a matter of grave concern and an increasing trend in the global society, particularly on the African continent. She said it is discriminatory for a person to be without nationality because this means the said individual has no document and that in the case of death he/she has no proof to indicate where he or she comes from.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Discrimination, Gender, Dual Nationality
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2015