Intergovernmental Bodies

Southern Africa Statelessness Newsletter Q1 2022

Published: 6/Jun/2022
Source: Southern African Nationality Network (SANN) & UNHCR

Quarterly statelessness newsletter for Southern Africa. The newsletter features updates from organisations and institutions working towards the eradication of statelessness in the region and highlights key developments, recent trends and emerging concerns. Download in English, French & Portuguese.  

UNHCR Operational Update: Rwanda / February 2022

Published: 27/May/2022
Source: UNHCR

Highlights: B. The National Statelessness Taskforce started the implementation of a training and awareness-raising exercise on statelessness for over 3000 government officials at District, Sector and Cell levels. Download:

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Jan-Mar 2022

Published: 5/May/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Mobilizing governments and civil society On 14 February, in Kenya, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) in collaboration with Haki Centre Organization, Kwale Human Rights Network and UNHCR, organized a meeting in Kwale County, between Members…

UNHCR Multi-Country Office (MCO) Senegal: Fact Sheet

Published: 1/May/2022
Source: UNHCR

Including information on Benin, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Sierra Leone & Togo. Extracts: Gambia Local integration remains the most viable option for Senegalese refugees. During the last verification exercise, the intention survey indicated that103 refugee households are willing to…

CRC Concluding observations: Madagascar 2022

Published: 16/Feb/2022
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth reports of Madagascar CRC/C/MDG/CO/5–6 3. The Committee welcomes progress achieved by the State party in various areas, including … law 2016-038 reforming the Malagasy nationality code …. 20. Taking note of target…

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update Oct-Dec 2021

Published: 1/Feb/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Mobilizing governments and civil society In Togo, UNHCR and the National Assembly organized an information session on statelessness for 80 Members of Parliament on 5 November, which was an opportunity to advocate for the acceleration of…

Statelessness and Citizenship in the Horn of Africa

Published: 22/Dec/2021
Source: UNHCR

By Bronwen Manby Extract from Summary: The categories of people at risk of statelessness in the Horn of Africa are not dissimilar to those in other parts of the African continent. The first category is the most widely dispersed; that…

Human Rights Committee Concluding observations: Botswana, 2021

Published: 24/Nov/2021
Source: UN Human Rights Committee

Human Rights Committee Concluding observations on the second periodic report of Botswana CCPR/C/BWA/CO/2 Treatment of refugees and asylum seekers and prevention of statelessness 29.While welcoming the drafting of the Refugee (Recognition and Control) Bill, the Committee is concerned about: (a)…

CEDAW Concluding observations: South Sudan, 2021

Published: 23/Nov/2021
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Concluding observations on the initial report of South Sudan CEDAW/C/SSD/CO/1 Nationality 34.The Committee notes that, pursuant to the Nationality Act of 2011 and its regulations, women and men have equal rights, without discrimination on the basis of sex, to acquire,…

UNHCR Côte d’Ivoire Factsheet – October 2021

Published: 16/Nov/2021
Source: UNHCR

Identification, registration and referral of persons at risk of statelessness to the National Commission on Eligibility for Stateless Status (CNESA) is the new priority of the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the fight against statelessness in…

CEDAW Concluding Observations: South Africa, 2021

Published: 11/Nov/2021
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of South Africa CEDAW/C/ZAF/CO/5 Nationality 41.The Committee notes the statement made by the delegation during the dialogue indicating that the State party has initiated a birth registration project to ensure the registration of…

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