CMW Concluding Observations: Mauritania, 2016

Published: 31/May/2016
Source: UN Committee on the Rights oF Migrant Workers (CMW)



Registration of birth and nationality

46.Despite the State party’s statement that its biometric civil-status records include registers reserved for foreigners in which the birth of their children can be recorded, the Committee takes note with concern of reports that many children born in Mauritania have not been issued a birth certificate.

47. The Committee recommends that the State party scale up its efforts to ensure that all children of migrant workers born in Mauritania are registered at birth and provided with personal identity documents, in keeping with article 29 of the Convention and with the Sustainable Development Goals (target 16.9). The Committee further recommends that the State party raise awareness among migrant workers and members of their families, especially those in an irregular situation, of the importance of registering their children ’ s births.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, International standards, Birth Registration
Regions: Mauritania
Year: 2016