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National Action Plan to End Statelessness in Somalia 2021 – 2024

Published: 22/Jun/2021
Source: Federal Government of Somalia

The National Action Plan was officially launched by the Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs (MoIFAR) of Somalia on 22 June 2021. The NAP highlights the following priorities: Priority 1: Ensure no child is born stateless Priority 2: Remove gender discrimination…

South Africa: Draft Official Identity Management Policy

Published: 31/Dec/2020
Source: South African Department of Home Affairs

Public Consultation Version, Government Notice No.1425, 31 December 2020 Section 3.3 Policy Objectives: This policy is developed with the following objectives in mind: Enable an inclusive digital population register that is secure, accurate and confidential Position the DHA as the…

South African Parliament: Question NW2763 to the Minister of Home Affairs

Published: 2/Dec/2020
Source: Parliamentary Monitoring Group (Cape Town)

Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Home Affairs (a) What is the total number of cases of blocked identity documents (IDs) in his department and (b) how long does it take his department to investigate and resolve the…

Report on National Inquiry on Access to Documentation in Zimbabwe

Published: 30/Sep/2020
Source: Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (extract) Access to documentation is a fundamental human right. It is a right upon which other rights can be enjoyed. National documents establish the legal relationship between a citizen and his or her country and they give rise…

CRC: Combined third to fifth periodic reports submitted by Djibouti

Published: 27/Jan/2020
Source: Committee on the Rights of the Child / Republic of Djibouti

CRC/C/DJI/3-5 Committee on the Rights of the Child: Combined third to fifth periodic reports submitted by Djibouti under article 44 of the Convention, due in 2012 [Date received: 6 February 2019] A.Birth registration 162.Birth registration, far from being a mere…

South Africa: Recorded Live Births, 2018

Published: 26/Sep/2019
Source: Statistics South Africa

In 2018, a total number of 1 009 065 births were registered with the Department of Home Affairs. These included 927 113 births which occurred and were registered in 2018 as well as 81 952 births that occurred in earlier…

Position Paper: Access to a Basic Education for Undocumented Learners in South Africa

Published: 11/Sep/2019
Source: South African Human Rights Commission

Press release The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC or Commission) has released its Position Paper on Access to a Basic Education for Undocumented Learners, inclusive of findings and recommendations addressed to the State. The release of this Paper follows…

CRC: Combined second to fourth periodic reports submitted by Eswatini

Published: 8/Jul/2019
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

CRC/C/SWZ/2-4 Combined second to fourth periodic reports submitted by Eswatini under article 44 of the Convention, due in 2011 [Date received: 19 December 2017] Part 4 Civil rights and freedoms 4.1.Birth registration, name and nationality and preservation of identity 58.Children’s…