CRC Concluding Observations: Comoros, 2000

Published: 23/Oct/2000
Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


Twenty-fifth session

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

Concluding observations: The Islamic Federal Republic of the Comores

Birth registration

27.The Committee is concerned at the limitations in the State party’s birth registration system, which prevent an accurate statement of the identity or age of a child and can make it very difficult for the protection afforded to children by domestic legislation or by the Convention to be enforced.

28. In the light of article 7 of the Convention, the Committee recommends that the State party establish as quickly as possible the practice of systematic birth registration for all children born within the national territory. The Committee further urges the State party to proceed with the registration of those children who have not been registered. In addition, the Committee encourages the State party to ensure that birth registration procedures are widely known and understood by the population at large.

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Themes: Acquisition by children, International standards, Birth Registration
Regions: East Africa, Comoros
Year: 2000