Source: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
The Committee considered the consolidated third to fifth periodic reports of Mauritius (CRC/C/MUS/3–5) at its 1940th and 1942nd meetings (see CRC/C/SR.1940 and 1942), held on 14 and 15 January 2015, and adopted the following concluding observations, at its 1983rd meeting, held on 30 January 2015.
The Committee notes the existence of a fast-track system to deal with the declaration of births and unregistered children. The Committee is concerned, however, about reported cases of persons whose birth has not been declared owing to lack of communication and lengthy procedures regarding late registration, especially in the case of declaration after 45 days from birth.
The Committee recommends that the State party take further measures to improve communication between the authorities concerned and families, and accelerate the procedures for and facilitate late birth registration.
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