Tanzania: Deported Man Claims Tanzanian Citizenship

Published: 2/Apr/2018
Source: Tanzania Daily News

Arusha — THE African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) has ordered Government of Tanzania to amend its legislation to provide individuals with judicial remedies in the event of any dispute over their citizenship.

The Court issued the order in a matter that was filed by Mr Anudo Ochieng Anudo, who had filed a case, challenging withdrawal of his nationality, expulsion from Tanzania and his deportation to Kenya.

He claimed that he was, in turn, expelled back to Tanzania but because he could not enter the country, he remained in the ‘no man’s land’ between the Tanzania-Kenya borders in Sirari. Under its President, Justice Sylvain Ore, the Court ruled that the deportation that took place in 2012 was in violation of Article 15 (2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and that the Government violated the applicant’s right not to be expelled arbitrarily.

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Themes: Deportations, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Tanzania
Year: 2018