CRC Concluding Observations: Algeria, 2005

Published: 12/Oct/2005
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Fortieth session Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties Under Article 44 of the Convention

Concluding observations: Algeria

Birth registration

35. The Committee emphasizes that the birth registration system should be equally accessible to all parents in the whole territory of the State party, and in this respect it reiterates its concern about the deficiencies in the system of birth registration for children belonging to nomadic minorities and having a pastoral lifestyle.

36.In light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee recommends that the State party implement an efficient birth registration system, at all stages free of charge and fully covering its territory including introducing mobile birth registration units and undertaking awareness-raising campaigns to reach the most remote areas of its territory.  The Committee requests the State party to improve access to the birth registration system for children belonging to nomadic minorities.  Meanwhile, children whose births have not been registered and who are without official documentation should be allowed to access basic services, such as health and education, while waiting to be properly registered.

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Themes: International standards, Identity Documents, Birth Registration
Regions: North Africa, Algeria
Year: 2006