NGOs and Experts

Report on Citizenship Law : The Gambia

Published: 23/Mar/2021
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

By Gaye Sowe and Maria Saine This report is organised as follows. The first part sets out the historical background of the legal framework of the Gambia’s citizenship regime. It looks at both the colonial history and the constitutional history…

Report on citizenship law : Eswatini

Published: 5/Mar/2021
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

By Sabelo Gumedze This report will firstly present a historical backdrop on citizenship law postindependence. This is largely provided for in the Swaziland Independence Constitution. This history also includes the blatant violation of citizenship law by the government of Swaziland…

Report on citizenship law : Namibia

Published: 14/Jan/2021
Source: European University Institute

By Dianne Hubbard Namibian citizenship only came into being when Namibia became an independent nation on 21 March 1990, after a decades-long liberation struggle. During Namibia’s colonial occupation, its inhabitants were identified against their will first as German nationals (from…

Report on citizenship law : Zambia

Published: 14/Dec/2020
Source: Global Governance Programme, European University Institute

by Kelly Kapianga GLOBALCIT Country Reports; 2020/14 Defining what ‘citizenship’ is is a difficult task. This is because although there tend to be continuities, the markers of citizenship are often geographically bounded and vary from country to country. Often, it…

Joint Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child: South Africa

Published: 1/Nov/2020
Source: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

88th Pre-Sessional Working Group 08 -12 February 2021 The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Centre for Child Law and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (the Institute) welcome the opportunity to make this submission…

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council at the 38th Session of the UPR: Somalia

Published: 20/Oct/2020
Source: Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

The Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC), the Somaliland Human Rights Centre (SHRC), the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights (GCENR)and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) make this joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on the right…

Ghana’s Identification Ecosystem

Published: 19/Oct/2020
Source: Africa Digital Rights Hub (Accra)

This report provides an overview and analysis of Ghana’s identification ecosystem (IE). It discusses seven major identification (ID) systems: Birth Certificates, Voter ID cards, National Health Insurance cards, Driver’s Licences, Passports, National Identification cards (Ghanacard), and SIM cards. The authors…

African Missionaries in Identity Limbo: The Shona of Kenya

Published: 1/Oct/2020
Source: Kenya Human Rights Commission

After the right to life which only ceases to exist when people die, the KHRC opines that the second most important right is the right to citizenship. This is because the link between an individual and the state ispivotal for…