Author Archives for Bronwen Manby

An Identity Crisis? Study on the Issuance of National Identity Cards in Kenya

January 1, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on An Identity Crisis? Study on the Issuance of National Identity Cards in Kenya

Study by the national human rights commission “precipitated by numerous complaints … alleging discrimination in the issuance of Identity Cards against residents of northern Kenya, particularly those of Somali ethnic origin.” Download file: here


Addressing Formal and Substantive Citizenship: Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa

January 1, 2007 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Addressing Formal and Substantive Citizenship: Gender Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Celestsine Nyamu-Musembi Chapter in: Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay and Navsharan Singh (eds.), Gender Justice, Citizenship and Development, Ottawa and New Delhi: IDRC and Kali for Women, 2007 Original available at: https://www.idrc.ca/en/book/gender-justice-citizenship-and-development This essay presents an overview of key issues in literature […]


Burundi: Code Civil, 2006

December 31, 2006 9:45 am Published by Comments Off on Burundi: Code Civil, 2006

Texte mis a jour au 31 décembre 2006. Préliminaires Livre premier Code des personnes et de la famille Décret-Loi n° 1/024 du 28 avril 1993 portant réforme du code des personnes et de la famille Livre deuxième Des biens et […]


Sierra Leone Citizenship Amendment Act No.11 of 2006

December 28, 2006 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Sierra Leone Citizenship Amendment Act No.11 of 2006

Amendments to the 1973 Citizenship in order to : permit a citizen of Sierra Leone to hold a citizenship of another country in addition to his citizenship of Sierra Leone; and remove gender discrimination in attribution of citizenship to children […]


Compilation of CERD Concluding Observations on discrimination in relation to the right to a nationality and against non-citizens 2002-2006

December 21, 2006 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Compilation of CERD Concluding Observations on discrimination in relation to the right to a nationality and against non-citizens 2002-2006

Compilation of extracts from relevant Concluding Observations from the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination, prepared by the Open Society Justice Initiative. — Discrimination in relation to right to nationality Discrimination against non-citizens, in particular stateless persons Committee on the Elimination […]


Kenya: Refugees Act, No. 13 of 2006

November 30, 2006 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Kenya: Refugees Act, No. 13 of 2006

As published in Laws of Kenya, Revised 2012 The Refugees Act, 2006 makes ‘provisions for the recognition, protection and management of refugees and for connected purposes’ in Kenya. It makes no specific provision for acquisition of citizenship or permanent residence […]


CRC Concluding observations: Ethiopia, 2006

November 1, 2006 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on CRC Concluding observations: Ethiopia, 2006

CRC/C/ETH/CO/3 Forty-third session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention Concluding observations: Ethiopia Birth registration 31. The Committee regrets the absence of institutional structures and adequate legal framework to ensure birth registration. The Committee […]


L’expulsion des Arabes Mahamides pourrait déclencher une vague de violence

October 30, 2006 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on L’expulsion des Arabes Mahamides pourrait déclencher une vague de violence

Les autorités nigériennes ont commencé à expulser vers le Tchad quelque 4 000 Arabes Mahamides, mais cette décision pourrait déclencher une vague de violence interethnique dans le pays, selon les chefs de la communauté incriminée. Mardi dernier, Niamey, la capitale, […]


Niger : un employé du bureau du HCR au Bénin va suivre le projet annoncé par le Niger concernant l’expulsion de nomades Mahamides

October 27, 2006 6:46 am Published by Comments Off on Niger : un employé du bureau du HCR au Bénin va suivre le projet annoncé par le Niger concernant l’expulsion de nomades Mahamides

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Ron Redmond – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 27 octobre 2006 au Palais des Nations à Genève. Nous avons reçu […]


Niger suspends decision to deport Arabs to Chad

October 27, 2006 12:00 am Published by Comments Off on Niger suspends decision to deport Arabs to Chad

Niger’s cabinet on Friday suspended a decision to deport thousands of Mahamid Arabs back to Chad after neighbouring countries intervened to request a halt, the communications minister said. The West African government had announced on Tuesday it would expel the […]


Niamey renonce à expulser les Arabes Mahamides

October 26, 2006 6:48 am Published by Comments Off on Niamey renonce à expulser les Arabes Mahamides

par Antonio  Garcia Le conseil des ministres réuni vendredi à Niamey a décidé d’annuler l’ordre d’expulsion de dizaines de milliers d’Arabes Mahamides vers le Tchad. Des opérations étaient en cours depuis plusieurs jours, près de la frontière, en vue du […]


Niger begins expelling nomad Arabs to Chad

October 26, 2006 6:43 am Published by Comments Off on Niger begins expelling nomad Arabs to Chad

NIAMEY, Oct 26, 2006 (AFP) – The west African state of Niger has started expelling nomadic Mahamid Arabs, the governor of the remote Diffa region said Thursday while government officials in Niamey sought to ease concerns at the measure. “The […]